Despite Frontier Airline’s decision to pull out of Provo, commercial service to the city will continue.
According to [PR director Carl] Zablotny, Allegiant will begin with two flights in and out a week. Flights will leave on Monday and Friday at 5:35 p.m. and arriving at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 7:05 p.m. Flights to Provo will leave at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at 4:55 p.m. Phoenix-Mesa is about 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Genelle goes on to say that Allegiant’s planes currently hold 150 passengers. And for now, one way tickets will cost $66.99.
City officials apparently are waiting until tomorrow to speak on the issue, but Genelle’s story does describe a flight to California as the next “coveted” destination:
[Mayor John] Curtis and Provo Airport manager Steve Gleason have been negotiating for several months with at least six other airlines to bring commercial flights to Provo. For some time there had been talk of flights to the Phoenix area. With that nailed down the next most coveted location is a southern California destination.
According to Genelle’s story, flights out of Provo on Allegiant can already be booked. Additional details should be available Wednesday.