New route to Southern California takes flight

Angela Padalecki

Allegiant plans to offer nonstop air service between Grand Junction and Southern California.

The company announced twice-weekly flights between Grand Junction Regional Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County beginning Feb. 12.

“Southern California is our largest market, and I am thrilled Allegiant included Grand Junction in the first set of routes it will fly from Orange County,” said Angela Padalecki, executive director of the Grand Junction Regional Airport.

“Both communities will benefit from the affordable year-round nonstop service, and I thank Allegiant for their commitment to the Grand Junction community,” Padalecki said.

Allegiant also provides air service from Grand Junction to Las Vegas and Mesa, Ariz., as well as seasonal service to the Los Angeles area.

Based in Las Vegas, Allegiant provides air service from small cities to resort destinations, operating routes across the country.

The company also provides customers with hotel accommodations, rental cars and other travel-related services.