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Gary Takes Off to Fun in the Central Florida Sun

Monday, December 12, 2011

Gary Takes Off to Fun in the Central Florida Sun08:30 EST Monday, December 12, 2011GARY, Ind., Dec. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Gary, Ind., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin Feb. 15, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Gary residents with fares as low as $69.99* one-way. "We're pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Gary," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident that the Gary community will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando and take advantage of the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets." "The Gary/Chicago International Airport is delighted to welcome Allegiant Travel Company to Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area," said Steven Landry, Interim Director of the Gary Chicago International Airport. "Our partnership with such a renowned and established company in the travel industry is an incredibly positive step towards fulfilling a key aspect of the airport's Strategic Business Plan." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). For flight days and times, please visit www.allegiant.com. 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 provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car. Allegiant's $69.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Jan. 4, 2012, and is valid for travel by May. 15, 2012. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. Reservations can be made on the airline's website at www.allegiant.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.About the $69.99* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Jan. 4, 2012, 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 $10.00 per passenger, per segment 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 $19.99 per bag, per segment will apply for the first two (2) checked bags. 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. In all cases, 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