PALM SPRINGS, Calif -

Allegiant Airlines is adding nonstop flights between Palm Springs and two cities later this year, a city spokeswoman said today.
The airline's service between Oakland and Eugene, Ore., and Palm Springs
begins on Nov. 15. The flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays with 150-
seat aircraft, city spokeswoman Amy Blaisdell said.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant has served Palm Springs International Airport
since late 2005, carrying more than 53,000 passengers last year and operating a
growing route to Bellingham, Wash.
"Allegiant's rapid growth and overall success have created many new
airline services across the nation, and the city of Palm Springs is very
pleased our world-class airport has been included in that expansion," said
Mayor Steve Pougnet.
The Palm Springs airport has had a record year for passenger travel so
far, with an increase in travelers every month compared to the year-ago period.
The airport is projecting 1.7 million passengers by year's-end to and from more
than 500 destinations, airport executive director Tom Nolan said.
"The new Allegiant flights will result in a 22nd nonstop route during
peak season," he said.