new nonstop travel service between Lafayette, La., and Las Vegas airport

LAFAYETTE, La. , Nov. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegiant /quotes/zigman/101442/quotes/nls/algt ALGT +2.46% today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Lafayette, La., and Las Vegas, Nev. To celebrate, the airline is bringing two special guests: Las Vegas icons “Elvis” and a glamorous showgirl. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $79.99* one-way between the two cities.

“Allegiant is pleased to now serve the Acadian community with the only nonstop service to Las Vegas airport,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “We are confident the community will appreciate the Allegiant brand of affordable and convenient air service, as well as the value of booking hotel rooms, car rentals and show tickets through us.”

“We are pleased to be able to offer non-stop service to Las Vegas twice a week via Allegiant Airlines,” said Paul Guilbeau, Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman. “Lafayette Regional Airport will continue to explore ways to offer as many travel options to the travelers of Acadia as possible.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Lafayette at 9:05 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 10:35 p.m. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 3:10 p.m. arriving in Lafayette at 8:25 p.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route.

With world-renowned resorts, spas, casinos and entertainment options for visitors of all ages, Las Vegas is one of the most dynamic travel destinations in the world. With an average of more than 37 million people visiting each year, the vast majority of these visitors come to experience the Las Vegas Strip. The famous 4.2-mile section of Las Vegas Boulevard is home to 19 of the world’s largest hotels–each with their own unique look, atmosphere and offerings.

The company partners with more than 60 of Las Vegas’ most exciting hotel properties including: Planet Hollywood, Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club, Bellagio, The Venetian Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, The Mirage, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter and Red Rock Resort & Spa. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

Allegiant’s $79.99* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Nov. 16, 2011, for travel by May 15, 2012.

Reservations may be made through the company’s website at or by calling Allegiant’s travel experts at 702-505-8888. Allegiant guarantees the lowest price on air and hotel vacation packages through the company’s Low-Price Pledge. If the customer finds an air and hotel package for less, Allegiant will credit the difference for use on a future booking. Allegiant is also rewarding customers who book an air and hotel package through the company with an instant $20 savings on roundtrip airfare, making it even more affordable to book an air and hotel package.

About the $79.99* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 16, 2011, for travel by May 15, 2012. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11th security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $17.00 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 . When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $24.99 per bag will apply per person, per segment. If purchased at flight check-in, a fee of $35 per checked bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags checked. 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 /quotes/zigman/101442/quotes/nls/algt ALGT +2.46% has posted 35 consecutive quarters of profitability. The company is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix-Mesa, Orlando, Fla., and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel and hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services. In 2011 and 2010 Allegiant ranked 64 and 25, respectively, on FORTUNE magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies list. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week’s Top Performing Airline study. Receive breaking news from Allegiant by visiting Allegiant’s Facebook Fan Page at or follow Allegiant on Twitter at

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