Allegiant began operating twice-weekly nonstop service to Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX) on Friday, July 2nd. This is the first time in the airport’s 69-
year history that nonstop West coast service has been offered from Shreveport. Both
the inbound and outbound inaugural flights were sold out. Bookings have been so
successful that Allegiant has decided to operate the flights year-round.
In addition to the new LAX service launch, the July 4th holiday weekend proved to
be very busy with thousands of passengers traveling through the airport. For the July
4th weekend this year, 5,248 people were screened at the TSA checkpoint; an increase
over 2019 numbers, which was at a 14-year high.
“The passenger numbers from the July 4th weekend show that Ark-La-Tex
residents are ready to travel, and we are excited to welcome them back to the airport.
We are thrilled to now offer nonstop flights to the West coast and at a great fare.
Allegiant is one of our valued partners and we are hopeful to add even more nonstop
destinations with them,” said Stephanie Tucker, interim director of airports for the
Shreveport Airport Authority.
Airlines continue to add capacity this summer and into the fall. American has
seven daily departures to Dallas, which is up from 2019. Delta is upgrading their five
daily flights to Atlanta to CRJ-900 aircraft which offers First Class on every Delta flight.
United begins upgrading two of their four flights a day to Houston to E-175 aircraft,
which also includes First Class seating.