Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Air Service Between Stockton and Long Beach

LIMITED INTRODUCTORY $9.99*** FARES AND FREE** NIGHT OF HOTEL STAY

Jun 03, 2010, 13:15 ET from Allegiant Travel Company

LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq: ALGT) and its subsidiary low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC, today announced nonstop jet service between Stockton, Calif. and Long Beach, Calif. will begin July 1.  The company known for its great travel deals will offer San Joaquin Valley fares as low as $29.99* one-way and a FREE** night hotel stay at Allegiant preferred hotels in the popular, sunny Southern California region. Today only, the airline is also offering an extremely limited number of fares as low as $9.99*** one-way to/from Long Beach.

"We're pleased to bring yet another affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president, said. "In 2006, we began serving San Joaquin Valley residents by offering nonstop flights to Las Vegas.  We look forward to offering even more low-cost service to the community with our new flights to Long Beach."

"We are thrilled that Allegiant has selected the Stockton Metropolitan Airport as one of the airports to launch their new service to Long Beach," Carlos Villapudua, chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, said.  "Allegiant's low fares and the high quality of their service, in addition to the ease and convenience of our airport, will be a winning combination for air travelers in our community."

The new flights will operate five times weekly between Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) with service Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Flights will depart Stockton at 11:05 a.m. arriving in Long Beach at 12:20 p.m. Flights leaving Long Beach will depart at 1 p.m. arriving in Stockton at 2:15 p.m. (all flight times are local).  Allegiant began low-cost, nonstop service to Las Vegas June 16, 2006.  Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet aircraft on the route.

Southern California is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Stretching from San Diego to the northern most outskirts of Los Angeles County, Southern California is celebrated for its breathtaking scenery, theme parks, world-famous beaches, unsurpassed shopping, diverse nightlife and renowned entertainment.  With landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Santa Monica Pier and the Queen Mary to the vast amount of world famous theme parks like Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, Southern California is full of entertainment.

Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel, car rental and entertainment packages.  The company partners with more than 30 of Southern California most exciting hotel properties, including: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Best Western Pavilions, Best Western Stovall's Inn, Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

Allegiant's $29.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by June 23, 2010 and is valid for travel through Jan. 31, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $39.99 one-way.

Reservations can be made on the airline's Web site at www.allegiant.com or by calling the Company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.

About the $29.99* one-way fares:

*Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by June 23, 2010 for travel completed by Jan. 31, 2011. Offer not available: Nov. 24-29, 2010; Dec. 20-31, 2010 and Jan. 1-3, 2011. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger will apply when booked on www.allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $15 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. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a first checked bag fee of $15-$30 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25-$35 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.

About the fourth night hotel stay FREE**:

**Offer based on a minimum three (3) nights, air and hotel purchase and is valid only at select Allegiant preferred partner hotels in select cities.  Only one night free per hotel reservation. Three nights of hotel stay must be consecutive and on same itinerary. Offer not available on all dates and not valid on previous reservations. Visit www.allegiant.com for complete date availability and participating hotel information.

About the $9.99*** one-way fares:

***Seats are extremely limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights.  Must be purchased by June 3, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. PDT.  Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger will apply when booked on www.allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $15 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. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a first checked bag fee of $15-$30 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25-$35 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.

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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