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Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low Cost Flights Between Peoria And The Southwest Florida Coast

PEORIA, Ill.—Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Peoria, Ill. and Southwest Florida, via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), will begin June 28, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $74.99* one way.

“We have grown a lot in Peoria since we introduced service to Las Vegas in 2004 and have been very pleased with how popular our vacation offerings have been with area residents,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We're excited to offer yet another affordable and convenient way for Central Illinois residents to get away to Florida, and we are confident the community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Southwest Florida and the great deals we offer on vacation packages.”

“We are very excited about today’s announcement of Allegiant’s new service to Punta Gorda, Florida,” said Gene Olson, Director of Airports at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport.  “These new flights will provide travelers from Peoria and Central Illinois with convenient access to wonderful southwest Florida communities, beaches, and amenities.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Peoria International Airport (PIA) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning June 28, 2012. Punta Gorda will be the fourth nonstop destination served by Allegiant out of Peoria International Airport, the second Florida destination. Allegiant also has nonstop service to Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa and St. Petersburg / Clearwater, Fla.

Central Illinois 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. For flight schedules and reservations please visit

Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast destination features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota’s tropical island communities. Allegiant partners with many 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. Central Illinois travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting

Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at or by calling the company’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. 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, The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year.

About the $74.99* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 30, 2012, for travel by November 13, 2012. Prices include PFC, segment tax and Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.80 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 Baggage fees of up to $35 per bag, per segment will apply to one carry-on and the first two (2) checked bags. For baggage fees, please visit Additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.

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