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The Northland Escapes to Phoenix Just in Time to Dodge Old Man Winter

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Northland Escapes to Phoenix Just in Time to Dodge Old Man Winter10:30 EDT Friday, October 21, 2011DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, non-stop travel service between Duluth, Minn., and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering fares as low as $99.99* one-way between both cities. The carrier will also reward four adventurous travelers with free tickets to Phoenix-Mesa for showing up at the Duluth International Airport with their bags packed. "We are extremely pleased to expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, non-stop, jet service in the Northland area," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "This is an exciting new addition for our company and our customers as we launch the only non-stop service between Duluth and Arizona. This new service comes at the perfect time for Duluth residents to take advantage of our great deals on vacation packages while escaping the cold winter months." "Allegiant's low cost direct service to the Phoenix-Mesa market is a wonderful addition for our region's travelers from Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin and even Canada," Brian Ryks, Duluth Airport Authority Executive Director, said. "Since Phoenix-Mesa is the third top travel destination from Duluth International Airport, we look forward to expanding our partnership on this route with Allegiant." The new flights operate twice weekly between the Duluth International Airport (DLH) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with service Friday and Monday. Flights depart Duluth at 7:45 p.m. arriving in Phoenix-Mesa at 9:10 p.m. Flights depart Phoenix-Mesa at 1:55 p.m. arriving in Duluth at 7:05 p.m. (all flight times are local).  With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix-Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Tempe and Sedona. Not only is the area considered "The Golf Capital of the World," but also the "Resort Capital of the World" with numerous four-and five-diamond resorts. These premier resort communities feature shopping, dining, spa, activities and luxury accommodations for the perfect getaway to Arizona's unique Southwestern hospitality. Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel and car rental packages. The company partners with more than 70 of Arizona's most exciting hotel properties, including: Arizona Biltmore, Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Arizona Golf Resort, Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and The Phoenician. Allegiant provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car. Allegiant's offer is not available on all flights and must be purchased by October 26, 2011, for travel completed by May 15, 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.About the $99.99* one-way fare: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Oct. 26, 2011, for travel by May 15, 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.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