It has been called an “internal business decision” by Allegiant Airlines, but that decision has many scratching their heads. It was announced last week that Allegiant Air will discontinue service from the Fort Collins/Loveland Municipal Airport on Oct. 29. The abrupt decision is sure to hurt the airport, but will it also affect how you travel?

Airport manager Jason Licon says the budget airline has been operating at the airport for nine years and has been successful.

“A lot of people use this service. We had 90,000 people come in and out of this airport on that airline last year, which was a 27 percent increase from the year prior,” he said.

The abrupt departure of the airline could mean a loss of federal and state grants.

“We’re talking near $1 million,” Licon said.

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