Allegiant Air Announces It Will Discontinue Service to Phoenix

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, ramp agent Vince Divon retrieves gate checked items after the Allegiant Air jet parked at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. While other U.S. airlines have struggled with the ups and downs of the economy and oil prices, tiny Allegiant Air has been profitable for 10 straight years. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Just eight months ago, Allegiant Air announced that it was adding flights from the Sonoma County Airport to Phoenix. Now they’ve announced that their final flight to Phoenix will take place early next year. Too little demand, says the carrier. It may also have something to do with the fact that American Airlines just announced its own nonstop service: Santa Rosa to Phoenix in February.