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Peoria and Allegiant Air, What a Pair!

Allegiant celebrates two years of success with chance to fly FREE* to Vegas

Peoria, IL —What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but over the last two years it has been starting in Peoria, Ill. as Allegiant Air, LLC, marks the two-year anniversary of nonstop, jet-service from Peoria to Sin City. To celebrate the anniversary, the low-cost airline is offering the chance to FLY FREE* to Vegas, when purchasing a complete vacation package.

The Las Vegas-based, airline inaugurated service from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport to McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) March 3, 2004.

Allegiant Air will complete its first two years of service achieving several milestones. Since March 3, 2004, Allegiant has carried nearly 133,000 customers to and from Las Vegas. Since initiating service, Allegiant has lowered the average fare paid by Peoria customers more than 35 percent. The low-cost airline has saved customers close to $8,000,000 by bringing everyday low-fares to the Central Illinois region.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the Peoria market over the last two years,” said Maurice J. Gallagher, the airline’s president and CEO. “We look forward to a continued successful relationship between Allegiant, Greater Peoria Regional Airport, the local communities, travel agents and all of our customers.”

The FLY FREE* promotion offers customers the chance to “get lucky” in Vegas and experience all the fun and excitement the City of Entertainment has to offer. Just purchase one air/hotel package from one of the airline’s 35 hotel partners and the second person flies free* when booked by March 22.

According to Interim Director, Mary DeVries, “with the support of Central Illinois travelers Allegiant is able to provide “perks” that no else can. With quality service and affordable prices, travelers throughout Illinois are choosing to fly Allegiant.”

Through April 24, Flights operate six times weekly, with service Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Flights depart Greater Peoria Airport at 8:45 a.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 10:25 a.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas depart at 4:20 p.m. arriving in Peoria at 9:40 p.m. (all flight times are local)

Through it’s Allegiant Vacations program, the company offers low-cost packages with Las Vegas’ most exciting hotel properties, including the Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Paris, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Caesars, Monte Carlo, Mirage,  Excalibur, New York New York, Tropicana, Rio Suites, Bally’s, Las Vegas Club, Flamingo, Riviera, Luxor, According to Interim Director, Mary DeVries, “with the support of Central Illinois travelers Allegiant is able to provide “perks” that no else can. With quality service and affordable prices, travelers throughout Illinois are choosing to fly Allegiant.”

Through April 24, Flights operate six times weekly, with service Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Flights depart Greater Peoria Airport at 8:45 a.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 10:25 a.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas depart at 4:20 p.m. arriving in Peoria at 9:40 p.m. (all flight times are local)

Through it’s Allegiant Vacations program, the company offers low-cost packages with Las Vegas’ most exciting hotel properties, including the Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Paris, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Caesars, Monte Carlo, Mirage,  Excalibur, New York New York, Tropicana, Rio Suites, Bally’s, Las Vegas Club, Flamingo, Riviera, Luxor,

According to Interim Director, Mary DeVries, “with the support of Central Illinois travelers Allegiant is able to provide “perks” that no else can. With quality service and affordable prices, travelers throughout Illinois are choosing to fly Allegiant.”

Through April 24, Flights operate six times weekly, with service Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Flights depart Greater Peoria Airport at 8:45 a.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 10:25 a.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas depart at 4:20 p.m. arriving in Peoria at 9:40 p.m. (all flight times are local)

Through it’s Allegiant Vacations program, the company offers low-cost packages with Las Vegas’ most exciting hotel properties, including the Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Paris, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Caesars, Monte Carlo, Mirage,  Excalibur, New York New York, Tropicana, Rio Suites, Bally’s, Las Vegas Club, Flamingo, Riviera, Luxor, Terrible’s, Circus Circus, Hooters, Imperial Palace, Harrah’s, Treasure Island, Gold Coast, Westin Casuarina, Golden Nugget, Aladdin, South Coast, Four Queens, Stardust, Plaza and Orleans.

Reservations may be made for travel through Nov. 9 at the company’s website www.allegiantair.com, the airline’s Reservations Center at 800-432-3810 or professional travel agents.

Disclaimer
*The Fly Free offer is available for a limited time and must be purchased by March 22, 2006 for travel between April 1 and Nov. 9, 2006.Offer based on a buy one (1) air/hotel package, get one (1) roundtrip companion airfare for free. Minimum two (2) night air/hotel package required. Companion travel must be on same itinerary as regular fare passenger. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.20 per segment. Travel purchased at an Allegiant Air airport or through Allegiant Air call centers will cost an additional $5.00 per segment. A segment is defined as one take-off and one landing. Fares are non-refundable. Seats are limited and subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Seven day advance purchase required. Offer not available April 12–24, 2006.

About Allegiant Air
Allegiant Air, LLC is an all-jet, low-fare, low-cost passenger airline dedicated to providing a new way to fly. At Allegiant, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way and a Saturday night stay is never required. With a focus on leisure travel, the company emphasizes low-costs, innovation and leisure traffic to world-class destinations — currently Las Vegas, Nev. and Orlando, Fla. The company provides its customers additional value through its Allegiant Vacations division, which maintains significant hotel partnerships in both Las Vegas and Orlando. Allegiant currently provides nonstop scheduled service from 32 U.S. markets to the Las Vegas destination and to the Orlando destination from 14 U.S. markets. In addition to its scheduled service, the airline also operates charter service throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The carrier’s charter customers include Harrah’s Entertainment, U.S. Forest Service, collegiate athletic organizations, film production companies and corporations. Allegiant’s fleet includes 22 MD80 series jet aircraft, all fitted with comfortable leather seats and spacious overhead luggage bins. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., Allegiant is a privately owned airline founded in 1997.

Contact:
Tyri Squyres
Allegiant Air
phone: 702-851-7370
e-mail: tsquyres@allegiantair.com

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