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Lexington Gets a Ride From Blue Grass to Golden Sand

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lexington Gets a Ride From Blue Grass to Golden Sand07:00 EDT Thursday, September 15, 2011LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Lexington, Ky., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will begin Nov. 17. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Lexington residents with fares as low as $77.00* one way. "We're pleased to offer another affordable and convenient way for our Lexington customers to get away to Florida," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the Lexington area will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Fort Lauderdale and the great deals we offer on vacation packages." "We can't thank Allegiant enough for continuing to add service to Lexington," stated Blue Grass Airport Executive Director, Eric Frankl. "Out of the 70 cities they serve, we are proud to be one of only a handful of airports that has Allegiant service to five destinations. Non-stop service with low fares to Ft. Lauderdale is not only important to our region for leisure travelers but it is also a great connection for many in the horse industry." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with service Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Lexington at 7:50 p.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 10:00 p.m. Flights leaving Fort Lauderdale will depart at 4:50 p.m. arriving in Lexington at 7:05 p.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 $77.00* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Oct. 5, 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 www.allegiant.com 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 $77.00* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Oct. 5, 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 fee of $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. 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 $14.99 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 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