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Asheville Takes Off to the Florida Sun

Friday, November 18, 2011

Asheville Takes Off to the Florida Sun09:00 EST Friday, November 18, 2011ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT), today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop flights between Asheville, N.C., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering fares as low as $49.99* one way between the cities and will host a 'Pack Your Bags' event where one spontaneous traveler and three guests will win a trip to Orlando on the inaugural flight, a three-night hotel stay at the Orlando World Center Marriot and four tickets to LEGOLAND Florida. "We are extremely pleased to extend the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop, jet service to Asheville," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "This is an exciting new addition for our company and our customers as we launch nonstop service to Orlando. We are confident that the Asheville community will not only take advantage of our low-low fares, but also the great deals that we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets." "Asheville Regional Airport's air service will be enhanced by the presence of Allegiant and their non-stop flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport," said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Airport Director. "We welcome Allegiant enthusiastically, and look forward to a long partnership in Western North Carolina." The new flights will operate two times weekly between Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) with service Monday and Friday. For flight days and times please visit www.allegiantair.com. Spontaneous travelers will line up at AVL with their bags packed, ready to win a trip for four on the inaugural flight. Allegiant will provide round trip airfare, three-night hotel stay provided by Orlando World Center Marriot and four tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida. The lucky winners will depart on the inaugural flight and return on Monday. With plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment, Orlando offers vacationers the perfect getaway. Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world's most exciting theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Orlando's famous International Drive is more than 10 miles long and features more than 100 hotels, 450 stores, several attractions and two major outlet malls. Orlando is also home to more than 175 golf courses, many of which were designed by pro golfers such as Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  Allegiant's offer is not available on all flights and must be purchased by Nov. 30, 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 $49.99* one-way fare: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