Allegiant Air chief operating officer announces resignation

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Allegiant Air announced Friday the resignation of Steve Harfst, the company’s chief operating officer. The decision is effective immediately.

“We thank Steve for his contributions to Allegiant,” said Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company. “We look forward to continuing his efforts to strengthen our operation.”

Harfst joined the Company as COO in December 2014. Prior to Allegiant, Harfst was the Chief Operating Officer at IndiGo Airlines based in New Delhi, India.

The company said it will use this leadership change as an opportunity to refocus on operational needs and areas for improvement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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