-- Airline takes Bay Area residents to Utah's third largest city --
Oakland, CA. (March 20, 2013) — The Allegiant Travel Company announced new nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) beginning on June 7, 2013. Known for its exceptional travel deals, Allegiant will offer introductory fares as low as $59.99 one-way between the two cities. Flights will depart OAK on Monday and Friday at 7:30am and arrive at PVU at 10:10am. Return flights depart PVU on Friday and Monday at 10:50am and arrive at OAK at 11:40am. Flights can be booked at allegiant.com.
"Bay Area travelers have another great option to access the outdoor adventures Utah has to offer," said Kristi McKenney, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. "This is the first new route of 2013 for OAK. We appreciate Allegiant's expansion of their service at OAK and the influx of travelers they bring to San Francisco Bay Area."
In 2012, over 550,000 travelers flew between the Bay Area and Utah, and this new service is expected to add to the interest.
"We are pleased to announce a new affordable and convenient travel option for the residents of Provo," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "We are confident area residents will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to the San Francisco Bay area and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservations together."
Best known as the home of Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo was ranked #1 in 2012 on Forbes Magazine's Best Places for Business and Careers list.
During the summer months, Provo offers a variety of outdoor activities. Just a short drive from downtown Provo is Utah Lake State Park where visitors have the opportunity to fish, canoe, or jetski on Utah's largest freshwater lake. To the north is Mt Timpanogos, a perfect destination for hiking and cave tours.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland includes the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port generates more than 73,000 jobs in the region and is connected to nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland at www.portofoakland.com and Oakland International Airport through Facebook.com/iflyoak and Twitter.com/iflyoakland.
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 has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.