(KUTV) - The Ogden Airport announced Tuesday that Allegiant Air is suspending its nonstop air service to Los Angeles International Airport effective March 5, 2018. The nonstop service from Ogden to Phoenix/Mesa is unaffected by the change.
A press release stated that with changes in the airline industry, and the expansion at the Salt Lake International Airport, Ogden City's strategic plan for commercial air service at the Ogden Airport is being updated.
"Ogden City remains committed to developing commercial air service at the Ogden Airport by expanding the range of air carriers, routes and schedules offered," the press release stated. "The focus will be on attracting regularly scheduled, regional flights that complement existing commercial service in Northern Utah."
More than 25 percent of the passenger bookings in the Salt Lake City market is originating within the catchment area for the Ogden Airport, a market assessment determined.
“In addition to supporting general aviation and aerospace/aviation-related business development at the Ogden Airport, Ogden City is working to successfully expand the airport’s diversity of air carriers and routes to meet traveler demands,” stated Mark Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer for Ogden City, in the press release. “Commercial service is an important economic factor to help secure significant additional funding from the FAA, and generate revenue for reinvestment in the Ogden Airport.”