Allegiant Announces New Flight From the Mainland to Honolulu

Wed May 30, 2012 4:45am EDT

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HONOLULU, May 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces the company will begin new, nonstop air service from Monterey, Calif. to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) beginning November 16. To celebrate, the carrier will offer introductory fares for as low as $199* one-way, including taxes and fees. Flights are available for booking through Jan. 15, 2013. The new service will provide new economic development by allowing customers to visit the popular vacation destination for new lower fares.

"We are pleased to expand our presence yet again in Hawaii with additional nonstop service to Honolulu from Monterey," stated Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Allegiant will offer nonstop, low-cost service to seven mainland cities by November, with Las Vegas service beginning in June. We anticipate the new service will be very popular, especially when customers take advantage of great deals by bundling their air, hotel and car rental."

"We are pleased to see Allegiant continue to expand and offer more routes servicing the West Coast, our largest visitor market," said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai'i Tourism Authority. "The new Monterey to Honolulu route will be the first direct flight connecting the two cities and is estimated to provide up to $12 million in visitor expenditures and $1.4 million in tax revenue annually."

The new flights will operate one time weekly between Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.

Allegiant is more than an airline, it's an innovative travel company dedicated to providing the best travel deals to its customers. Linking U.S. cities to world-class leisure destinations, Allegiant provides low-cost travel packages that include not only air, but hotel, rental car and attractions. Founded in 1997, Allegiant became a public company in December 2006, under the Allegiant Travel Company name and trades on the NASDAQ under ticker ALGT. Allegiant is led by a team of successful airline industry veterans who take the proven attributes of the low-cost airline business model and creatively adapted them to best serve the company's targeted leisure clientele and destinations.

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

About the $199* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by June 5, 2012, for travel by Jan.15, 2013. 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 carrier usage charge of $10 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 carrier usage charge 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.

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 ranked ninth this year in Forbes' Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year--in 2011 and 2010, Allegiant ranked 64th and 25th, respectively. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study.

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