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Knoxville Takes Off Nonstop to Vegas

Friday, November 18, 2011

Knoxville Takes Off Nonstop to Vegas09:00 EST Friday, November 18, 2011KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Knoxville, Tenn., and Las Vegas, Nev. Allegiant will bring "Elvis" and a glamorous showgirl from Las Vegas to help celebrate the event. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $89.99* one-way between the two cities. "Allegiant is pleased to add Las Vegas as our sixth destination with nonstop service from Knoxville," 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." "Las Vegas is an extremely popular city for the travelers of our region and Allegiant's new low-fare, nonstop flights are a much needed addition to our list of over 20 nonstop destinations," said Howard Vogel, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority's Board of Commissioners. "With Allegiant's large jets and direct flights to Las Vegas, passengers will have more choices when flying into and out of McGhee Tyson Airport. We look forward to working with Allegiant Air to make this service a great success." The new flights will operate twice weekly between McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Monday and Friday. For flight days and times please visit www.allegiantair.com. 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 $89.99* 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 $89.99* 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