Statement issued Friday:
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC,a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop service from Fort Wayne, Ind. to Myrtle Beach, S.C. To celebrate, the company is offering a special $49.99* one-way fare and a FREE** night hotel stay at Allegiant preferred hotels in the premier golf and beach destination.
“We are extremely pleased to again expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop jet service in the Fort Wayne community,” said Maurice J. Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer. “This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only nonstop service between Fort Wayne and Myrtle Beach.”
The new flights operate two times weekly with service Monday and Friday. Flights depart Fort Wayne International Airport at 4:40 p.m. arriving in Myrtle Beach International Airport at 6:30 p.m. Flights depart Myrtle Beach at 2:10 p.m. arriving in Fort Wayne at 4 p.m. (all flight times are local). Allegiant also offers nonstop flights to two other vacation destinations from Fort Wayne; Orlando, Fla. and the Tampa Bay area.
Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route. The airline said its research and input from local community leaders indicate the Fort Wayne community will welcome the new nonstop flights and low fares to Myrtle Beach.
Known as the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World,” Myrtle Beach offers endless world-class golf and 60 miles of soft, sandy beaches. Recognized as the “World’s Best Beach” and one of the “Top 10 places for Families to Visit in the U.S.” by Yahoo! Travel, the Grand Strand has something for everyone. Withmore than 100 golf courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach boasts many of the world’s most challenging courses, personally designed by golf greats like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Family fun begins at the beach, inviting visitors to make a splash at any of the many water parks or embark on numerous aquatic adventures like deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, boat rides and jet skiing. The city’s shopping is an adventure all its own featuring fashion from couture boutiques to flea market districts. Visitors can indulge in the city’s culture by watching award-winning, live entertainment or sampling an assortment of delicious, world cuisine—all while enjoying the ocean view.
The company offers low-cost packages with many of Myrtle Beach’s most exciting hotel properties, including: Bay View Resort, Breaker Resort, Breaker Boutique North Tower, Caribbean Resort & Villas, Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, Dunes Village Resort, Long Bay Resort, Paradise Resort, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, Myrtlewood Villas, North Beach Plantation and Ocean Reef Resort. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.
Allegiant’s $49.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by May 12, 2010 for complete travel by Sept. 30, 2010. Reservations may be made through the company’s Web site at www.allegiant.com, the airline’s Reservations Center at 702-505-8888 or professional travel agents.
About the $49.99* one-way fare:
*Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by May 12, 2010 for travel completed by Sept. 30, 2010. Seven day advance purchase required. 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 $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. 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-$25 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25-$30 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 FREE** night hotel stay:
**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. Free night credit is based upon the lowest priced hotel night during stay. Visit www.allegiant.com for complete date availability and participating hotel information.
About Allegiant Air
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, Orlando, Fla. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., Phoenix-Mesa, Los Angeles 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.