A budget airline known for packing in passengers tries a new amenity: More legroom.
Allegiant Airlines, a discounter known for squeezing passengers into seats, is trying to entice customers to pay for a new amenity: extra legroom.
The unit of Allegiant Travel Co. removed a row of seats on three of its Airbus SE A320 jets to offer 30 spots with six inches of extra space. The challenge is to persuade travelers to spring for the additional room.
“It’s been good, but hasn’t been great,” Chief Executive Officer Maury Gallagher said Monday in an interview at the International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas. “Do you go put it in your entire fleet? We’re not there yet.”