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Newport News Gets a Ride to Fun in the Florida Sun

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Newport News Gets a Ride to Fun in the Florida Sun07:00 EDT Thursday, August 18, 2011NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Newport News, Va., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin Nov. 16. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Southeastern Virginia area residents with fares as low as $64.99* one way. "We're pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Newport News," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the Newport News-Williamsburg community and all of Southeastern Virginia will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando and take advantage of the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets." "We have been working with Allegiant Air to serve Southeastern Virginia for over a year now," stated Ken Spirito, Executive Director of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. "We are extremely excited to welcome Allegiant Air to our community as a new business partner. Not only will Allegiant Air's low fares and great destinations be an asset to our community, we also see this as a way to expand our destination as well."  The new flights will operate four times weekly between Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) with service Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Flights will depart Newport News at 3:30 p.m. arriving in Orlando-Sanford at 5:20 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando-Sanford will depart at 1:00 p.m. arriving in Newport News at 2:50 p.m. (all flight times are local). With plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment, Orlando offers vacationers the perfect getaway. Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world's most exciting theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Orlando's famous International Drive is more than 10 miles long and features more than 100 hotels, 450 stores, several attractions and two major outlet malls. Orlando is also home to more than 175 golf courses, many of which were designed by pro golfers such as Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  Allegiant's $64.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Sept. 7, 2011, and is valid for travel between Nov. 16, 2011, and Feb. 14, 2012. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. Reservations can be made on the airline's website at or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888. Allegiant guarantees the lowest price on air and hotel vacation packages through the company's Low-Price Pledge. If the customer finds an air and hotel package for less, Allegiant will credit the difference for use on a future booking. Allegiant is also rewarding customers who book an air and hotel package through the company with an instant $20 savings on roundtrip airfare, making it even more affordable to book an air and hotel package. About the $64.99* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Sept. 7, 2011, for travel by Feb. 14, 2012. Offer not available Nov. 18-28, 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 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 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.Allegiant, travel is our deal. 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 or follow Allegiant on Twitter at The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at Allegiant Media Contact: Kristine Shattuck-Cooper Phone: 702-853-4625 Email: