Allegiant Launches Inaugural Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers Flight 11/1/13- Regional Area Travelers Long Await Service to the South/West Florida Gulf Coast Region

MOLINE, Ill. Nov. 1, 2013 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates new, nonstop jet service between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $68* one way. “We are pleased to add the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable destination option for Quad City residents to escape the cold this winter,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Punta Gorda and the value of booking hotel rooms and car rentals through us."

“We are very excited that this day has arrived,” says Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation, Quad City International Airport. “We know that hundreds of travelers throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois frequent the Southwest Florida region, including Ft. Myers, Naples and Sanibel. This nonstop flight to Punta Gorda will make travel easier for those staying in, and visiting family or friends in those areas.” The new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at

Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 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. Quad City travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting Quad City residents can now get more out of their vacation when they book airfare and hotel on Current deals include:  Get a fourth night free when you stay three or more nights at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club or the Sandpiper Gulf Resort. Special rates at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina for travel booked between now and March 31, 2014

About the $68* one-way fares: Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 7, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For baggage fees, please visit 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, 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: