Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Travel Service Between Minot and Las Vegas With Introductory $69.99* Fares

Aug 25, 2010, 11:00 ET from Allegiant Air

MINOT, N.D., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) today announced new, nonstop jet service between Minot, N.D., and Las Vegas will begin Oct. 22. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Minot residents with fares as low as $69.99* one-way.

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"We're pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Minot," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the residents of Minot will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Vegas and the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and show tickets.  We look forward to a very successful partnership with the Minot International Airport and community officials."

"The Allegiant announcement is icing on the cake this year!" Andrew Solsvig, Minot International Airport's airport director, said.  "After recently starting new airline service and two new hub markets that increased daily seats by more than 50 percent, Las Vegas service became our next goal.  This new air service announcement represents Allegiant's confidence in this market.  The Minot community and region will now have access to one of the best leisure destinations on the planet."

"We welcome Allegiant to Minot," Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman, said. "Expanding our air service has been the result of cooperative unflagging efforts by city leaders, airport staff and community representatives.  As our area continues to grow, so do our travel options.  The addition of United Airlines, Delta's expansion and now Allegiant's Las Vegas service means Minot has options to travel the world!"

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Minot International Airport (MOT) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Minot at 12:10 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 6:50 a.m. arriving in Minot at 11:30 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 offers air and hotel vacation packages with more than 40 of Las Vegas' most exciting hotel properties, including: Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio, Venetian-Resort-Hotel-Casino, Paris Las Vegas, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Caesars Palace, Red Rock Casino-Resort-Spa, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Four Queens Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and many more.  

Allegiant's $69.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Sept. 15, 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 $84.99 one-way.  Reservations can be made on the company's website at www.allegiant.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.

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. 15, 2010 for travel through Jan. 31, 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 allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $14.99 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 checked bag fee of $14.99-$29.99 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.

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 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 both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services.  In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study and ranked 25 on FORTUNE magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies list.  

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