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Verbatim: Allegiant adds Fort Wayne-Phoenix flights

Statement as issued Tuesday by Allegiant Travel Company:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. Aug. 20, 2013 – Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop seasonal jet service between Fort Wayne and Phoenix via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, beginning Oct. 30, 2013. Allegiant also announced today, service in 10 new communities, marking 99 U.S. cities served by Allegiant’s low-cost, nonstop service to popular vacation destinations, more than any other low-cost carrier in the U.S. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with roundtrip fares as low as $99*.

“We are pleased to bring another affordable and convenient travel options to the residents of Fort Wayne,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the Fort Wayne community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Phoenix and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together through us.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) beginning Oct.30, 2013. Fort Wayne travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.

“We are very excited to be launching service to the Phoenix area with Allegiant,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “Phoenix is one of the Fort Wayne area’s top-requested markets. A southwest destination is exactly what our vacation travelers need in addition to Allegiant’s already existing Florida markets.”

The special $99 roundtrip promotional fare will be available for three days only and must be purchased by Aug. 22. Subsequent introductory fares will start at $89 one way and will be available until Aug. 27. Reservations can be made on the company’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.

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. Fort Wayne travelers can book their entire Phoenix / Mesa vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.

About the $99* roundtrip fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are roundtrip and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 22, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.

About the $89* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 27, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may 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. 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.

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