Allegiant Air ceases operations in Ogdensburg

Allegiant Air to leave Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - Allegiant Air may have touched down at Ogdensburg International Airport for the last time.

But the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority hasn’t received the official word.

“Officially, I have not received anything,” OBPA board chair Sam Burns said. “I am speaking as chair of the board. The board has not received anything officially from Allegiant.”

Just last week, a representative for Allegiant said the airlines planning team was reevaluating their flight schedules because of low demand.

But now, the airline says it has ceased all operations at the airport.

The airline tells 7 News “Allegiant has made the difficult decision to cease operations at Ogdensburg. The extended closure of the U.S.-Canadian border as well as mandatory quarantines for travel to New York have exacerbated the pandemic’s effect on demand in the area.”

Even with Allegiant leaving, the Ogdensburg airport still has its main carrier, Sky West.

Burns says they’ll be looking to replace Allegiant as soon as this change is official.

“We have the numbers when Allegiant was flying, what their load factor was, the percentage of the plane that was filled, those were very good numbers,” he said. “We’ll use those numbers to show other airlines.”

Allegiant Air says anyone who’s already reserved a ticket out of Ogdensburg can re-book their travel through other Allegiant airports in the area, such as Plattsburgh International Airport or Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

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