By Michael Garko, In Airline News
Several airlines have announced expansions in operations at the Shreveport Regional Airport in recent weeks. The Louisiana airport celebrated 22 consecutive months of growth in April, and has seen passenger counts rise 13 percent over 2011 numbers so far in 2012.
According to a post on Facebook by airport spokesperson Mark Crawford, Allegiant Air has extended its seasonal service to Orlando-Sanford through January 15, 2012. Allegiant resumed the Orlando route last year after demand to the vacation city increased.
Last week, United Airlines announced it will add daily service from Shreveport to its hub in Denver beginning August 28.
“Denver has been a long-term goal for a hub connection of the Shreveport Airport Authority,” said Bill Cooksey, Interim Director of Airports in the release. “United Airlines has made this goal a reality during the year we celebrate the airport’s 60th anniversary.
On Monday, KTBS-3 in Shreveport released that Delta Air Lines will add additional flights to its hubs in Atlanta and Memphis. The airline will now serve Atlanta with seven daily flights, and Memphis with three daily flights. The ten total flights are the most Delta has offered from Shreveport since 2004.