Flights between Punta Gorda and Trenton, New Jersey on Allegiant Air will be allowed to continue, that after a court’s ruling this month.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dismissed a suit filed by a group of activists seeking to overrule the FAA’s decision to allow Allegiant to operate out of Trenton. The activists -who live in Pennsylvania- claimed the FAA “did not properly consider noise impact that Allegiant Air’s operations will have on the airport’s surroundings.” Back in 2016, Allegiant applied to the FAA for a change to the airport’s operating specifications which would allow them to operate up to 7 round trips per week. The regulator granted the request in November 2016, prompting the appeal. Allegiant flies just TWO departures per week from Trenton- meanwhile, the petitioners did not mention Frontier Airlines in their suit…that airline has 36 weekly departures.