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DES MOINES, Iowa - Allegiant Air is adding three non-stop flights from Des Moines airport staring May 21st. As part of a massive expansion of service nationwide, the Las Vegas based low cost carrier will start non-stop service from Des Moines to Chicago Midway Airport, Memphis and Austin.
The service will be seasonal and operate twice a week. Initial one-way tickets are being offered for $33.00 to Chicago and $55.00 to Memphis and Austin..
Allegiant announced in November that it would make Des Moines one of its numerous bases with plans to invest $50 million and bring 66 employees, including pilots, flight attendants and fleet mechanics. Allegiant has since added flights to Nashville. The new service will bring its total service from Des Moines to 12 destinations
Des Moines currently has roughly 25 non-stop destinations. American is the top airline at the airport, accounting for 32 percent of travel from the terminal. Delta Airlines is second at 28 percent, followed by United with 22 percent.
Regionally, Allegiant also offers service from Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities and Omaha.