|ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP, LOW-COST TRAVEL BETWEEN QUAD CITIES AND PUNTA GORDA WITH $99.99* INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES|
|News Releases - Travel & Tourism|
|Written by Cathie Rochau|
|Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:50|
MOLINE, Ill. July 30, 2013 - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop jet service between Moline, Ill. and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport, beginning November 1. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $99.99* one way.
"We are pleased to add the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable, convenient destination option for Quad Cities area residents," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Our vacation packages and nonstop service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Florida have been very popular with residents. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Punta Gorda and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together."
The new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) seasonally, beginning Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, through April 2014. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com. Punta Gorda is Allegiant's fifth nonstop destination from Moline.
"Many local and regional travelers have been waiting with anticipation for nonstop access to the Southwest Florida region, and we are now able to offer that with Allegiant," said Bruce Carter, Quad City International Airport director of aviation. "This is Allegiant's fifth nonstop destination being offered. We are happy that their confidence in this market has grown in such a short time since they entered the market in October 2010."
Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast destination features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota's tropical island communities. Allegiant partners with many of the area's most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as dinner and ocean exploration cruises. Moline travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.
About the $99.99* one-way fares:
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. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.
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