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Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Flights Between Bloomington and Orlando

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Flights Between Bloomington and Orlando15:31 EST Tuesday, January 17, 2012BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Jan. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Bloomington, Ill., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $74.99* one way. "We're pleased to bring affordable and convenient travel options to Bloomington," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "Our service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa, Fla. from Peoria has been very successful and the airport has been a great partner for us. We are confident that the new service in Bloomington will be a perfect complement to our existing service in the region and that the residents of Central Illinois will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando." "The addition of service by Allegiant Air to the Central Illinois Regional Airport demonstrates not only the ongoing strength of the airport but the region as a whole," said Rep. Timothy Johnson. "This should be a popular flight option for the citizens of central Illinois as Central Illinois Regional Airport continues to set the regional standard for midsized airports." "This is great news for all of Central Illinois. It speaks to the strength of the Central Illinois Regional Airport that Allegiant would choose to operate in a new airport during this period of prolonged economic uncertainty. My hats off to the airport management for their work in securing this new service provider," said Rep. Aaron Schock. "Allegiant has an exemplary record in servicing the nearby Peoria Airport, and the Bloomington community will quickly realize the value they bring to each community they serve. Allegiant's prices and reliability are second to none. Nonstop service to Orlando is a fantastic addition for business and leisure travelers. I can't wait to take the flight myself!" "We are extremely pleased that Allegiant will be serving the region from the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) with service to Orlando, Fla.," Carl Olson, Executive Director of the Central Illinois Regional Airport said. "Orlando is a very popular destination with our customers and we are excited for them to experience Allegiant's low fares and efficient nonstop service." The new flights will operate twice weekly between Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) and Sanford International Airport (SFB) beginning May 16th, 2012. Central Illinois travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. For flight schedules and reservations please visit allegiant.com. Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world's most exciting theme parks and has plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the Orlando area's most exciting hotel properties to offer Bloomington travelers exclusive vacation packages and $40* off round trip airfare when you book your air and hotel together. Allegiant also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as theme park tickets, dinner shows and day tours. Allegiant's $74.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by February 6, 2012, and is valid for travel by August 14, 2012. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. Allegiant also provides Central Illinois travelers with everyday low fares and exclusive vacation packages in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater, Fla. via Peoria International Airport (PIA).   Reservations can be made on the airline's website at allegiant.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.About the $74.99* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by February 6, 2012 for travel by August 14, 2012. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.80 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 allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $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. 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) 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. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. 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 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study. The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8305CONTACT: Allegiant Media Contact Brian Davis Phone: 702-853-4625 Email: mediarelations@allegiantair.com