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The East Valley Takes Off Nonstop to the San Francisco Bay

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The East Valley Takes Off Nonstop to the San Francisco Bay11:02 EST Thursday, November 17, 2011MESA, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces new, nonstop jet service between Mesa, Ariz., and the San Francisco Bay Area via Oakland InternationalAirport(OAK) beginning Jan. 18, 2012. To celebrate, the carrier will offer introductory fares to the Bay Area for as low as $49.99* one-way. "We are excited to expand our service in the East Valley with convenient, nonstop service between Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and the Bay Area," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant President, said. "We are confident the community will continue to support the Allegiant brand of affordable travel and take advantage of booking hotel rooms, car rentals and show tickets through us." "OAK is thrilled to be Allegiant Airlines' and Allegiant Vacations' preferred, value added gateway to all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. From San Francisco and Oakland to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, visitors to the Bay Area will find OAK offers great access and easy to use, customer friendly facilities. Together with the flights from Bellingham and Eugene, the new Phoenix-Mesa flights will significantly enhance the Bay Area's tourism economy as visitors enjoy our world-class hotels, restaurants and attractions," said Deborah Ale-Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates Oakland International Airport. The new flights will operate six times weekly between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) and Oakland InternationalAirport(OAK). Flight days and times can be found at www.allegiantair.com. San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, celebrated for its breathtaking scenery, diverse culture and world-class cuisine. Known as the "City by the Bay," this historic metropolis features rolling hills, classic cable cars and unique neighborhood architecture. Visitors can view the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, tour Alcatraz Island and eat some of the best seafood around at Fisherman's Wharf. Other popular bay area landmarks include: Hearst Castle, Chinatown, Union Square, the Castro district and Mission Dolores. Allegiant's $49.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Dec. 7, 2011, for travel by May 15, 2012. .  Reservations can be made on the airline's website at www.allegiantair.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888. About the $49.99* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Dec. 7, 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 $19.99 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: kristine.cooper@allegiantair.com