Allegiant executive VP resigns

Tribune Chronicle

VIENNA — Allegiant Travel Co. announced Monday that one of its executive vice presidents has resigned.

Scott Allard, who also serves as the Las Vegas-based carrier’s chief information officer, has been with Allegiant since 2011 and has overseen the company’s technology planning and development.

His resignation takes effect Dec. 31. Robert Wilson, senior vice president of information systems, will act as interim chief information officer until a successor is selected.

Allegiant, which has provided discount leisure flights on a regular basis at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna more than a decade, is the only carrier that offers commercial service here.

In August, the company, citing low demand, announced its local service will end Jan. 4. That word came a year to the day after Aerodynamics Inc., referred to as ADI, stopped its Great Lakes JetExpress flights from Youngstown to Chicago — a matter that is playing out in federal court as the Western Reserve Port Authority, which runs the local airport, sued the airline, which then countersued. A final pretrial conference in that case has been set for 1:30 p.m. July 16, with the trial scheduled to start Aug. 6, at the U.S. Courthouse in Youngstown.

For the past several months, local airport officials have been in discussions with other carriers in an effort to provide alternative service and replace Allegiant and ADI.