Monday, September 03, 2012

Allegiant Air Calls It Quits In Northern Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Allegiant Air brought discount flights from Las Vegas to Northern Colorado. Now the airline is pulling out of the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.

The company says it will discontinue service next month but the carrier isn’t saying why. The decision came as a shock to airport officials and passengers.

It’s soon going to be a bit more difficult for Lois Bailey to come visit her grandchildren in Northern Colorado.

“She picks me up and we just make the rounds with my kids,” Bailey said.

“It made us just sad. My grandmother uses it once a year to come see us and it’s really convenient to get her over here,” Bailey’s granddaughter said. “She doesn’t have to wait in the lines. It’s something we always look forward to, so it’s a bummer.”

Allegiant Air announced earlier this week that on Oct. 29 they will discontinue service.

“Well, we were obviously taken by surprise,” airport manager Jascon Licon said.

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