Allegiant Air pulling out of Roch.
After about two and half years of flying directly to Las Vegas from Rochester twice a week, Allegiant Air has decided its bet never paid off.
“Unfortunately, due to lack of market demand, we will end our service from Rochester,” stated Allegiant Air CEO and President Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. in an announcement this afternoon.
Allegiant plans to end its Monday and Friday nonstop flights from the Rochester International Airport to Las Vegas on Feb. 15.
Anyone with reservations beyond that date will be contacted by Allegiant Air for “reaccomodation.”
During 2008, 27,854 passengers flew out of Rochester on Allegiant.
“I’m extremely disappointed,” said Rochester International Airport Manager Steve Leqve. “It is really unfortunate. I was hoping they would do well in this market.