A new airline has pulled up to Long Beach Airport, just four months after another airline abandoned its beachhead there.
Fresno-based Allegiant Air Inc., in business since July 1998, began daily Long Beach-Las Vegas service on Nov. 5. Flights leave Long Beach three times a day at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Fridays and once on Saturdays, at 7 a.m. Introductory one-way fares, good through Nov. 30 (except Thanksgiving weekend), are $39 coach and $79 first class; round trips are double those prices. The airline operates three DC9-51s with 115 seats each, according to President Jim Patterson. It also flies charters, scheduled Fresno-Las Vegas service and seasonal service (which ended in October this year) to South Lake Tahoe from Burbank and Las Vegas. Reservations: tel. (877) 202-6444.