LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it is proposing the civil penalty against the company.
It’s being alleged that Allegiant failed to include a group 25 employees hired or transferred to safety-sensitive jobs for random drug testing, with a total of 11 working on multiple occasions without being in the testing pool.
The agency also said that one Allegiant employee who continued to work in a sensitive job after a positive drug test result was not directly observed during a follow-up test, as required.
The airline said its initial assessment indicates safety hasn’t been compromised.
In a statement, Eric Gust, vice president of safety and security, said in part: “We are confident that after further investigation and conference with the FAA, we will be able to resolve all of the allegations to the satisfaction of the FAA.”
The FAA said a meeting is scheduled in June to discuss the case.