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Written by Kristine Shattuck-Cooper   
Monday, 03 October 2011 11:52

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP, LOW-COST TRAVEL BETWEEN MOLINE/QUAD CITIES AND ORLANDO WITH

INTRODUCTORY $99.99* ONE-WAY FARES

MOLINE, Ill. – Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT), today announces low-cost, nonstop travel between Moline/Quad Cities, Ill., and Orlando, Fla., via the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)., beginning Feb. 17, 2012.  The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering its customers fares between the two cities for as low as $99.99* one-way.

“We're pleased to announce yet another affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “We are confident the Moline/Quad Cities community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to the Orlando area and the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets.”

“I am very pleased that travelers from throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will have nonstop access to the Orlando area.  This will bring the total number of cities served by Allegiant from our airport to four,” Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation, Quad City International Airport said.  “We listened carefully to the comments from our regional area travelers.  We know that Orlando has a strong travel history with families, meetings and convention delegates, and even sports teams who have tournaments in the Orlando area.  It is because of our relationship with the planners and decision-makers at Allegiant that they were willing and able to provide service from the Quad Cities to Orlando--Sanford.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), with service Friday and Monday. Flights will depart Moline/Quad Cities at 8:20 a.m. arriving in the Orlando area at 11:50 a.m. Flights leaving the Orlando area will depart at 6:00 a.m. arriving in Moline/Quad Cities at 7:35 a.m. (all flight times are local).  The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route.  The company also offers nonstop service from Moline/Quad Cities to Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. and the Tampa Bay, Fla. area.

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 Oct. 19, 2011. 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 $99.99* one-way fare:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Oct. 19, 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 $19.99 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 34 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.  In 2011 and 2010 Allegiant ranked 64 and 25, 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.

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