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Duluth Scores a Hole-in-One!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Duluth Scores a Hole-in-One!07:00 EDT Wednesday, August 10, 2011DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between Duluth, Minn., and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz., will begin Oct. 21. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Duluth with fares as low as $89.99* one-way. "We are extremely pleased to expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop, jet service in Duluth," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the Duluth community will appreciate flying nonstop to the Phoenix-Mesa area and take advantage of the great deals we offer on vacation packages to this popular destination." "We couldn't be happier with the news of Allegiant adding service to the Phoenix-Mesa market from the Duluth International Airport," Brian Ryks, Duluth Airport Authority Executive Director, said.  "Since Phoenix-Mesa is the third top travel destination from the Duluth Airport, we're excited Allegiant is able to offer a low-cost, nonstop, convenient option to get our region's travelers to where they want to go." The new flights will operate twice weekly between the Duluth International Airport (DLH) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with service Friday and Monday. Flights will depart Duluth at 7:45 p.m. arriving in Phoenix-Mesa at 9:10 p.m. Flights leaving Phoenix-Mesa will depart at 1:55 p.m. arriving in Duluth at 7:05 p.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route. With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix-Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Tempe and Sedona. Not only is the area considered "The Golf Capital of the World," but also the "Resort Capital of the World," with numerous four- and five-diamond resorts. These premier resort communities feature shopping, dining, spa, activities and luxury accommodations for the perfect getaway to Arizona's unique Southwestern hospitality. Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel and car rental packages. The company partners with more than 40 of Arizona's most exciting hotel properties, including: Arizona Biltmore, Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Arizona Golf Resort, Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and the Phoenician. Allegiant provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car. Allegiant's $89.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Aug. 30, 2011, and is valid for travel through Feb. 14, 2012. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. Reservations can be made on the company's website at www.allegiant.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.About the $89.99* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Aug. 30, 2011, for travel between Oct. 21, 2011--Feb. 14, 2012. Offer not available Nov. 18--Nov. 28, 2011, and Dec. 24, 2011--Jan. 4, 2012. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $16.99 per passenger will apply when booked on allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $16.99 per passenger, plus $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $29.99 per bag will apply per person, per segment. If purchased at flight check-in, a fee of $35 per checked bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags checked. Additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. $20 savings based on a two-night, air+hotel purchase; valid at select Allegiant hotels.About the Company Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT), is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix-Mesa, Orlando, Fla., and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study and ranked 25 on FORTUNE magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies list. Receive breaking news from Allegiant by visiting Allegiant's Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/Allegiant or follow Allegiant on Twitter at twitter.com/allegianttravel. The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8305CONTACT: Allegiant Media Contact: Kristine Shattuck-Cooper Phone: 702-853-4625 Email: kristine.cooper@allegiantair.com