JACKSON, Wyo. — Allegiant Air suspended service at Jackson Hole Airport earlier this week, said the airline.
Allegiant offered four routes from Jackson to Los Angeles, Phoenix/Mesa, Las Vegas and Reno/Tahoe.
“The flights simply weren’t booking well,” Allegiant Media Relations representative Sonya Padgett, said in an email to Buckrail.
According to the July Activity report released by Jackson Hole Airport, in June, there were 33 allegiant flights at a 20% load factor. In July there were 24 flights with a 31% load factor.
“When we try something, such as service to Jackson Hole, and demand isn’t there, we are able to quickly shift our priorities to better serve our customers’ needs,” Padgett said.
According to a passenger who had flights booked for November and December, Allegiant is offering refunds or vouchers for future flights that are now canceled. Allegiant began service at Jackson Hole Airport in June.
With Allegiant gone, Frontier is the only remaining discount airline at the airport.
While nothing is certain yet, Frontier is unlikely to have a winter. “Frontier has flown a couple of summers here in Jackson but in the past, they have not flown in the winter,” Jim Elwood, Jackson Hole Airport Executive Director said.
“The winter lineup is coming together slower than usual, due to the uncertainty in air travel,” Elwood said.
July was the busiest month at the airport on record, 85,037 people took off on a flight out of Jackson and 82, 765 people arrived here. In July of 2019, prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, 63,657 people were enplaned and 64,602 people deplaned. Compared to 2019, 18,163 more people arrived in Jackson Hole via plane.