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The East Valley Takes Off to Jackpots and World-Class Entertainment!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The East Valley Takes Off to Jackpots and World-Class Entertainment!10:00 EDT Monday, September 26, 2011MESA, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between Mesa, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev., will begin Nov. 17. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to East Valley residents with fares as low as $29.99* one way. "We are excited to offer new service between the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Las Vegas," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant President, said. "The Phoenix Mesa community has long been asking for this service and we answered with low fares and great deals on hotels, car rentals and show tickets." "Las Vegas is the top requested destination for our airport's travelers," Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Executive Director, Lynn Kusy said. "We are very excited about Allegiant's continued commitment to providing low-fare air service to popular destinations from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and we are confident the Gateway community will respond positively to the Las Vegas service." The new flights will operate six times weekly betweenPhoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. On Mondays, flights will depart Mesa at 1:25 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 1:35 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 2:15 p.m. arriving in Mesa at 4:25 p.m. On Thursdays, flights will depart Mesa at 2:00 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 2:10 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 2:50 p.m. arriving in Mesa at 5:00 p.m. On Fridays and Sundays, there will be two flights. The first flight will depart Mesa at 2:50 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 3:00 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 3:40 p.m. arriving in Mesa at 5:50 p.m. The second flight will depart Mesa at 6:30 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 6:40 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 7:20 p.m. arriving in Mesa at 9:30 p.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route. With world-renowned resorts, spas, casinos and entertainment options for visitors of all ages, Las Vegas is one of the most dynamic travel destinations in the world. With an average of more than 37 million people visiting each year, the vast majority of these visitors come to experience the Las Vegas Strip. The famous 4.2-mile section of Las Vegas Boulevard is home to 19 of the world's largest hotels—each with their own unique look, atmosphere and offerings. The company partners with more than 60 of Las Vegas' most exciting hotel properties including: Planet Hollywood, Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club, Bellagio, The Venetian Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, The Mirage, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter and Red Rock Resort & Spa. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car. Allegiant's $29.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Oct. 16, 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. About the $29.99* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Oct. 16, 2011, for travel by 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 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 $9.99 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) has posted 34 consecutive quarters of profitability. The company 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 and hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services. In 2011 and 2010 Allegiant ranked 64 and 25, respectively, on FORTUNE magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies list. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study. 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