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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lexington Takes Off on Non-Stop Flight to Las Vegas!09:01 EST Wednesday, November 16, 2011Allegiant Celebrates With Elvis Impersonator, Showgirl and Flight GiveawayCompany Offers $84.99* One-Way Fares Between Lexington and Las Vegas LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Lexington, Ky., and Las Vegas, Nev. The company will bring "Elvis" and a glamorous showgirl to help celebrate, as well as host a 'Pack Your Bags' event where one spontaneous traveler and a guest will win a trip to Las Vegas on the inaugural flight, a three-night hotel stay at The Venetian Las Vegas and two tickets to Blue Man Group Las Vegas.The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $84.99* one-way between the two cities. "Allegiant is pleased to now serve the Blue Grass community with the only nonstop service to Las Vegas," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the community will appreciate the Allegiant brand of affordable and convenient air service, as well as the value of booking hotel rooms, car rentals and show tickets through us." "This is a very exciting day for us," said Blue Grass Airport Director, Eric Frankl. "Allegiant has been a great partner in our community, providing air service to now five non-stop destinations out of Blue Grass Airport. With today's inaugural flight we can't thank Allegiant enough for their investment and commitment to Lexington and Central Kentucky." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will depart Lexington at 3:45 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 5:00 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 8:00 a.m. arriving in Lexington at 2:30 p.m. (all flight times are local). 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 $84.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Nov. 30, 2011, for travel 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 $84.99* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 30, 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 35 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. The company ranked ninth this year in Forbes' Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year. In 2011 and 2010 Allegiant ranked 64th and 25th, 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