Allegiant Reports December, Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2009 Traffic

Full-year scheduled load factor exceeds 90%

Jan 05, 2010, 07:30 ET from Allegiant Travel Company

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allegiant Air, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq: ALGT), today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for December, Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009.


                               Scheduled Service
                               -----------------

                                   Dec. 2009   Dec. 2008      Change
                                   ---------   ---------      ------
    Passengers                       429,993     379,907            13.2%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                           406,238     342,616            18.6%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                           448,398     386,108            16.1%
    Load factor                         90.6%       88.7%     1.9 pts
    Departures                         3,232       2,946             9.7%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             925         879             5.2%

                                        4Q09        4Q08      Change
                                        ----        ----      ------
    Passengers                     1,124,449     936,867            20.0%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                         1,053,077     839,597            25.4%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                         1,167,214     935,661            24.7%
    Load factor                         90.2%       89.7%     0.5 pts
    Departures                         8,470       7,135            18.7%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             919         878             4.7%

                                        2009        2008      Change
                                        ----        ----      ------
    Passengers                     4,919,826   3,894,968            26.3%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                         4,477,119   3,495,956            28.1%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                         4,950,954   3,886,696            27.4%
    Load factor                         90.4%       89.9%     0.5 pts
    Departures                        37,115      29,548            25.6%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             891         882             1.0%

                               Total System*
                               -------------

                                   Dec. 2009   Dec. 2008      Change
                                   ---------   ---------      ------
    Passengers                       452,533     396,710            14.1%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                           422,947     354,708            19.2%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                           480,943     414,569            16.0%
    Load factor                         87.9%       85.6%     2.3 pts
    Departures                         3,663       3,311            10.6%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             879         842             4.4%

                                        4Q09        4Q08      Change
                                        ----        ----      ------
    Passengers                     1,220,275   1,015,938            20.1%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                         1,124,642     905,582            24.2%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                         1,297,333   1,046,749            23.9%
    Load factor                         86.7%       86.5%     0.2 pts
    Departures                        10,129       8,478            19.5%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             859         831             3.4%

                                        2009        2008      Change
                                        ----        ----      ------
    Passengers                     5,328,436   4,298,748            24.0%
    Revenue passenger miles
     (000)                         4,762,410   3,863,497            23.3%
    Available seat miles
     (000)                         5,449,363   4,442,463            22.7%
    Load factor                         87.4%       87.0%     0.4 pts
    Departures                        43,795      35,839            22.2%
    Average stage length
     (miles)                             836         836             0.0%

       *Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract
                          and non-revenue flying.

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, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. and Fort Lauderdale, 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. ALGT/G

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