Allegiant Celebrates Inaguaral Flight Between Niagara Falls and Clearwater

December 16, 2011

Allegiant Airlines (NASDAQ: ALGT) has just begun offering low-cost, nonstop flights connecting Niagara Falls, N.Y., and sunny Clearwater, Florida via St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE). The airline is already known for its exceptional deals and this service will be no exception with fares as low as $72.99 one-way. These new flights couldn’t come at a better time given the immense popularity of Clearwater with the recent success of Dolphin Tale, the Warner Bros. blockbuster featuring the city’s own Winter the Dolphin.

“We are pleased to extend the Allegiant brand of low-cost travel services to the residents of Niagara and southern Ontario,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “We are confident the community will appreciate our affordable and convenient air service, as well as the value of booking hotel rooms and car rentals through us."

The City of Clearwater is a year round beach destination on Florida’s acclaimed Gulf coast and is consistently hailed as one of the top beaches in the US. Clearwater offers plentiful and diverse accommodations and great dining, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater is made especially pedestrian-friendly with the addition of the beautiful Beach Walk promenade, providing the perfect path to Pier 60 for the nightly sunset festivals of music and art. Visitors can find more information on www.VisitClearwaterFlorida.com.

 Another exciting reason to visit Clearwater now is the brand new attraction, “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure,” which opened on Wednesday, December 14th. Based on Warner Bros.’ recent blockbuster hit Dolphin Tale, the exhibition features an authentic behind-the-scenes experience of the major motion picture about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s famous tailless dolphin, Winter. The new attraction is located in the Harborview Center in the heart of Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District. www.SeeWinter.com

With an average 361 days of sunshine each year, Clearwater offers the perfect winter escape. Allegiant partners with a number 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. The new flights will operate twice weekly between Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), carrying as many as 150 passengers on each flight. For flight days and times please visit www.allegiant.com.

Allegiant’s $72.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Dec. 28, 2011, for travel by May 15, 2012. Reservations may be made through the company’s website at www.allegiant.com or by calling Allegiant’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 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 and hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services. 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, on FORTUNE magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies list. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week’s Top Performing Airline study.

About the $72.99* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Dec. 28, 2011, for travel by May 15, 2012. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.70 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 www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $19.99 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 Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

www.visitclearwaterflorida.com