OAKLAND, Calif. —Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Phoenix via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $9.99* one-way between the two cities and will award a free trip on the inaugural flight to two adventurous travelers.
“We are pleased to extend the Allegiant brand of low-cost travel services to the residents of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay” 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."
“OAK is thrilled to be the airport of choice for this first ever link between a Bay Area airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Gateway’s motto is to make travel ‘just plane easy’ and it could just as accurately be applied to OAK. The flight also, for the first time, allows Bay Area residents to use the myriad of travel products made available by Allegiant Travel Company. This is truly an exciting development for Bay Area travelers who want to visit the Phoenix area just in time for spring training or to spend time at an Arizona resort this winter.” said Deborah Ale Flint, Aviation Director for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK.
Flint added, “In addition, the flight adds more visitors destined for the Bay Area to an existing portfolio of inbound OAK flights from Bellingham and Eugene, thus adding significant benefit to the local tourism economy.
”As part of the day’s celebration, Allegiant will give one spontaneous traveler a vacation for two, departing on the inaugural flight to Phoenix-Mesa. Adventurous travelers will register at the airport between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The winner will receive two roundtrip tickets for the inaugural flight leaving that day at 2:10 p.m., with the return flight to Oakland on Sat, Jan 21, plus hotel accommodations at the Lagado Hotel and a sunrise hot air balloon ride and breakfast by Hot Air Expeditions.
The new flights will operate six times weekly between Oakland International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. For flight days and times please visit allegiant.com.
With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts, and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix-Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer. Allegiant partners with more than 70 of Arizona’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 hot air balloon rides and Grand Canyon tours. Bay Area travelers can book their entire Phoenix/Mesa vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.
Allegiant’s $9.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by January 23, 2012, for travel by February 29, 2012.
Reservations may be made through the company’s website at allegiant.com or by calling Allegiant’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.
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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 alsorecently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year--in 2011 and 2010, In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week’s Top Performing Airline study.
About the $9.99* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by January 23, 2012 for travel by February 29, 2012. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.80 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. Prices do not include convenience fee of $10.00 per segment, per passenger. 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. 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.
Allegiant Media Contact:
Brian Davis Phone: 702-853-4625