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Allegiant announces new non-stop Florida flights

Statement issued Tuesday:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. —Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Fort Wayne, Ind. and the Southwest Florida coast, via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), will begin June 28, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $92.99* one way.

“We’re excited to offer another affordable, convenient destination option for Fort Wayne residents,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Southwest Florida and the great deals we offer on vacation packages.”

“This is great news for FWA and the residents of our region,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “Allegiant has been a great partner in providing service to Florida’s most popular vacation destinations from FWA and we anticipate this new route to be well received by the Fort Wayne community.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning June 28, 2012. Punta Gorda will be the fourth nonstop destination served by Allegiant out of Fort Wayne International Airport, the third Florida destination. Allegiant also has nonstop service to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Orlando and St. Petersburg / Clearwater, Fla.

Fort Wayne travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. For flight schedules and reservations please visit allegiant.com.

Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast destination features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota’s tropical island communities. Allegiant partners with many of the area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as dinner and ocean exploration cruises. Fort Wayne travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.

Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.

Allegiant, travel is our deal.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year.

About the $92.99* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 30, 2012, for travel by November 13, 2012. Prices include PFC, segment tax and Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.80 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $10.00 per segment, per passenger is included in the introductory one-way fare. A fee of $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit allegiant.com. Baggage fees of up to $35 per bag, per segment will apply to one carry-on and the first two (2) checked bags. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.

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