September 8, 2009


BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Low-cost airline Allegiant Air, LLC today announces new, nonstop jet service to the fun and sun of Orlando, Fla. from Northwest Arkansas beginning Nov. 19, 2009. The low-fare carrier will celebrate the convenient new service to the Sunshine State, with introductory fares as low as $69.99* each way.

“We are extremely pleased to expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop jet service in Northwest Arkansas,” Maurice J. Gallagher, Allegiant Air president & CEO, said. “This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only nonstop, air service between Northwest Arkansas and Orlando.”

The self-proclaimed “Official Airline for Sunshine” will launch the new scheduled service from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport with two flights weekly on Thursday and Sunday. Service will begin Nov. 19 with flights departing Northwest Arkansas at 6:15 p.m. arriving in Orlando at 9:35 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando will depart at 4 p.m. arriving in Northwest Arkansas at 5:35 p.m. (all flight times are local.) Allegiant began nonstop flights to Los Angeles May 22, 2009 and service to Las Vegas June 4, 2009.

The airline commented market research and input from local community leaders indicate Northwest Arkansas will welcome the new nonstop flights and low fares to Orlando as an alternative to connecting flights and long drives to other airports. Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route.

“We are thrilled Allegiant Air has decided to add a third nonstop destination from XNA,” Stan Green, chairman of the Airport Authority Board of Directors, said. “The Airport Board of Directors has focused for some time on the importance of attracting a low-cost carrier to our region, and I am confident our passengers will enjoy the benefits of Allegiant’s low-cost service to a popular vacation destination like Orlando.”
Located midway between Orlando’s world-class attractions and the world’s most famous beach - Daytona Beach, Orlando Sanford International Airport offers visitors the “best of both worlds.” Both destinations are only minutes away, ideally situated for those hoping to take a break from the cold at the beach or to experience the fun of Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the rest of the excitement Florida has to offer.

The Allegiant Vacations division of the company offers low-cost packages with 58 of Orlando and Daytona Beach’s most exciting hotel properties. Air/hotel packages are available for as low as $214.98**. (Price is per person, based on a three-night hotel stay at the Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista, double occupancy and reflects a Thursday arrival/Sunday departure. Must travel by Dec. 20, 2009.) The company also 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 Sept. 30, 2009 and is valid for travel through Feb. 10, 2010. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $89.99 one-way. Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at, through the airline’s Reservations and Information Center at 702-505-8888 or through professional travel agents.

About the $69.99* one-way fare:
*Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Sept. 30, 2009 for travel completed by Feb. 10, 2010. Offer not available Nov. 25-30, 2009, Dec. 22-31, 2009 and Jan. 1-4, 2010. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.60 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $14 per passenger will apply when booked on A convenience fee of $14 per passenger, plus $10 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant Air call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Air Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call-center fee. When purchased at the time of booking, a first checked bag fee of $15-$20 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25 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. A segment is one take-off and one landing. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.

About the Company
Las Vegas based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. and Los Angeles. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel related services.

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