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Lexington Takes Off Nonstop to Fun in The Florida Sun

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lexington Takes Off Nonstop to Fun in The Florida Sun09:02 EST Thursday, November 17, 2011LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Lexington, Ky., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $61.99* one-way between the two cities. "Allegiant is pleased to now serve the Blue Grass community with non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, adding a fourth Florida destination for Lexington travelers," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the community will continue to 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." "Today we celebrate the latest inaugural flight on Allegiant Air," said Blue Grass Airport Director, Eric Frankl. "Allegiant's low-fare service to Florida has proven to be very popular with our vacation travelers and we are excited that Allegiant launched their Fort Lauderdale service as their fourth Florida destination from Blue Grass Airport." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Flight days and times can be found at www.allegiantair.com. 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 $61.99* 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 $61.99* 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 $$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.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