airport will lose its only commercial carrier when Allegiant Air exits the Mascoutah, Illinois
facility on 3 January.
The Las Vegas-based airline is leaving because of competition from St. Louis, Missouri, roughly 27 miles (43.45km) northwest, and the slowing economy, Allegiant spokeswoman Tyri Squyres says.
MidAmerica will lose twice weekly Las Vegas
flights and Orlando-Sanford,
Low-cost competition at Lambert
International airport includes Southwest Airlines flights to Las Vegas, according to Innovata.
is the latest airport losing Allegiant because of nearby competition.
competition in Detroit and Flint, Michigan
led the airline to announce it will leave Lansing Capital Region International
airport in the first
offers flights from Lansing to the Tampa Bay
area and Orlando, city pairs served by several other low-cost carriers.
Southwest, Spirit Airlines and AirTran Airways connect Detroit
and Orlando, according to Innovata, which also
shows that Southwest and Spirit fly between Detroit
links Flint with Tampa
schedules in Innovata show.
will relocate to Grand Rapid's Gerald R. Ford International airport, roughly
70 miles west in February.