SCRANTON, Penn., April 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop jet service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Penn. and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin June 21, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $83.99* one way.

"We're pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Wilkes-Barre and Scranton," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando and take advantage of the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets."

"This is great news that Allegiant will be serving Northeastern Pennsylvania with service to Orlando," said Barry Centini, Airport Director. "Orlando is one of our top destinations, and we are excited that Allegiant will provide our area's families and businesses with convenient, nonstop service to Orlando."

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), beginning June 21, 2012. Allegiant will offer the only nonstop, commercial jet service to Orlando.

Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world's most exciting theme parks and has plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and entertainment. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the Orlando 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 theme park tickets, dinner shows, and day tours. Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers can book their entire Orlando 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.

About the $83.99* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by May 8, 2012, for travel by Nov. 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 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.

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 list. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year.

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Allegiant Media Contact:
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Phone: 702-853-4625