Flights Timed for Weekend Getaways
Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2013 – The Allegiant Travel Company announced new nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) beginning on August 30, 2013. Known for its exceptional travel deals, Allegiant will offer introductory fares as low as $39.99 one-way.
“We are extremely pleased that Allegiant has increased their service at OAK to include nonstop service to Reno-Tahoe,” said Kristi McKenney, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. “With Allegiant’s new service and low fares, Bay Area residents now have a convenient option to enjoy all of the entertainment options and diverse outdoor activities the Reno-Tahoe area has to offer every season of the year. Anyone who has experienced heavy traffic driving between Reno and the Bay Area will truly appreciate having the option to fly Allegiant instead.”
The new flights will operate twice weekly between Oakland and Reno-Tahoe. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.
"We are pleased to bring another affordable and convenient travel option to the residents of the Bay Area," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Reno-Tahoe and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together."
From luxurious hotels, thrilling casinos and a rich arts community in Reno to the world-class ski resorts, scenic recreation areas and crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Reno-Tahoe area has something to offer visitors year-round. The Reno-Tahoe area has long been a favorite getaway for Bay Area residents who can now choose a quick flight instead of spending precious hours sitting in I-80 traffic.
With the addition of Reno-Tahoe, Allegiant will serve a total of 8 cities with nonstop service in and out of OAK. When Allegiant begins service on August 30th, it will operate 164-passenger MD-80 series jets and will be the only air carrier offering nonstop flights between Oakland and Reno. Southwest Airlines ended service between the two cities in June.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company 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.
About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port's jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. 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 supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and 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 and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.