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Bangor, Get Ready to Soak Up Fun and Sun in South Florida

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bangor, Get Ready to Soak Up Fun and Sun in South Florida07:00 EDT Thursday, August 25, 2011BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Bangor, Maine, and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will begin Nov. 17. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Bangor residents with fares as low as $84.99* one way. "We're pleased to offer another affordable and convenient way for our Bangor customers to get away to Florida," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the Bangor area will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Fort Lauderdale and the great deals we offer on vacation packages." "We are very excited that Allegiant has selected Bangor for the new nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale," stated Rebecca Hupp, Airport Director of Bangor International Airport. "This new route will simplify and expedite travel to one of our region's most popular destinations. We recognize Allegiant could have added this service at many of the airports they serve and they selected Bangor, which speaks to the area's strong passenger demand for travel. Allegiant has been a terrific partner for the greater Bangor community and we look forward to working with them to make this new service a success." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Bangor International Airport (BGR) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with service Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Bangor at 12:35 p.m. arriving in Orlando-Sanford at 4:10 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando-Sanford will depart at 8:30 a.m. arriving in Bangor at 11:50 a.m. (all flight times are local). Fort Lauderdale offers the ultimate escape to sunny South Florida, with miles of blue waterways, soft golden sand and gentle ocean breezes. Located in the center of South Florida's Gold Coast, 40 miles from Palm Beach and 25 miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale stretches from Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach in the north to Hollywood and Hallandale Beach in the south. The area offers 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and 44,000 resident yachts, making it recognized as the "Yachting Capital of the World" and the "Venice of America." From the blue wave beaches, to the yacht-filled waterways, to the exotic Everglades, every visit is a fresh taste of Paradise. Allegiant's $84.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Sept.14, 2011, and is valid for travel between Nov. 17, 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 $84.99* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Sept. 14, 2011, for travel between Nov. 17, 2011-Feb.14, 2012. Offer not available Nov. 18-24, 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: