REDMOND, OR -- Allegiant Air announced early Tuesday morning it is returning to the Redmond Airport. The airline will begin twice weekly flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix, starting in early October.
In April, Sun Country Airlines announced direct service to Vegas. That twice weekly seasonal flight starts September fifth and runs through December. Allegiant's new service is expected to be year-round. Direct service to McCarran International Airport (LAS) begins October third. Service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) begins October fourth.
Allegiant left Roberts Field in 2012, after flying to Las Vegas, Phoenix and the Bay Area over its five-year run in Redmond. Airline officials cited poor demand when they discontinued service seven years ago.
This is a developing story and KBND News will have reaction from Redmond officials, Wednesday on the KBND Morning News.