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Allegiant Air, which has been operating in Casper to provide service to Las Vegas, will be discontinuing the service at the beginning of next year. According to an announcement from Casper Natrona County International Airport, Allegiant’s last scheduled operation will take place January 1, 2018.
Calls from Oil City News to Allegiant, requesting comment, were not immediately returned.
Allegiant began service from the Casper Natrona County International Airport in September of 2008, providing travel service to fliers around Wyoming. In a written statement sent to press Tuesday morning, the Airport expressed appreciation for the nine year partnership.
The Airport also expressed disappointment by Allegiant’s decision to discontinue service from Casper, saying in a written press release “it has been noted and commented by aviation observers that Allegiant is changing its corporate strategy by placing a greater emphasis on larger markets. Allegiant’s decision appears to be another step in that direction.”
“We recognize that Allegiant is changing its strategy, which requires Allegiant to tap into larger population centers,” stated Glenn Januska, Airport Director. “We wish them well.”
UPDATE: (8/29/17 1:45 pm)– Calls were returned by Allegiant after this story originally published. In a brief interview with Oil City, officials with Allegiant Air denied that the pulling of service had anything to do with the changing of corporate strategy. Instead, they said, the decision to pull service was based on a lack of demand from the region.