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Owensboro Takes Off on Non-Stop Flight to Las Vegas!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Owensboro Takes Off on Non-Stop Flight to Las Vegas!10:10 EDT Friday, October 14, 2011Allegiant Celebrates With Elvis Impersonator and ShowgirlCompany Offers $86.99* One-Way Fares Between Owensboro and Las Vegas OWENSBORO, Ky., Oct. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Owensboro, K.Y., and Las Vegas. To celebrate, the airline is bringing two special guests: Las Vegas icons "Elvis" and a glamorous showgirl. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $86.99* one-way between the two cities. "Allegiant is pleased to add nonstop service to Las Vegas from Owensboro with a fare that will make vacation travel affordable," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the tri-state community will appreciate the value of booking their air, hotel rooms, car rentals and show tickets for their Las Vegas vacation through us." "The Tri-State has asked for Las Vegas flights for two and one half years and Allegiant has responded," stated Owensboro-Daviess Regional Airport Director, Bob Whitmer. "October 14 is a great day for Owensboro as the initial Allegiant Las Vegas flight is the culmination of much hard work by the local governments, the citizens and the Airport Board. Allegiant provides everything the traveler needs including hotel rooms, car rentals, event tickets as well as the convenience of non-stop flights. The community has received what it requested; now the community must keep the flights full. This is a dream come true for Owensboro!" The new flights will operate twice weekly between Owensboro-Daviess Regional Airport (OWB) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Owensboro at 12:20 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 2:10 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 6:10 a.m. arriving in Owensboro at 11:35 a.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 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 $86.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Oct. 19, 2011, for travel by Feb. 14, 2012.  Reservations may be made through the company's website at www.allegiant.com or by calling Allegiant'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 $86.99* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Oct. 19, 2011, for travel by Feb. 14, 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 $17.00 per passenger is included in the introductory one-way fare. A fee of $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 $24.99 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: mediarelations@allegiantair.com