For better or worse, Allegiant leaves Hawaii
Allegiant Air has ended its Hawaii service for economic reasons. As much as we hate to lose “lift” of Hawaii-bound visitors, the carrier had its share of detractors who won’t be missing it.
The headlines over the years haven’t been too cheery. Labor disputes, an emergency landing due to smoke in the cabin, a computer outage causing delays, and on it goes. The fares were low but the add-on fees sometimes surprised passengers.
If Southwest Airlines service pans out as hoped, island travelers will have more options next year. And Allegiant will still serve Hawaii’s “ninth island” — Las Vegas.