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Low-Cost Carrier Allegiant Announces Service Between Long Beach and Vancouver Area
Las Vegas (PRNewswire/WorldTourismNews) -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) and its subsidiary low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC, today announced that beginning July 1, the company will offer nonstop jet service between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Bellingham International Airport (BLI), which is located just minutes away from the Canadian border and a short drive from Vancouver, B.C.
Marking its first service announcement from Long Beach and its fourth Southern California destination served from Bellingham International Airport, the low-cost airline is offering an extremely limited number of today only fares as low as $9.99*** one-way, to/from Long Beach. Known for its great travel deals, the company will also offer fares as low as $49.99* one-way between the two cities when purchased by June 2. In addition, Allegiant partners with the best hotels in the Southern California area and is offering the fourth night hotel stay FREE** with the purchase of three nights.
"We're pleased to offer yet another affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president, said. "We think the simple facility design and easy customer experience at Long Beach Airport is a perfect fit for the Allegiant customer. We look forward to serving the Long Beach community and expanding our service in the greater Bellingham and Southern British Columbia communities."
"We are pleased to welcome Allegiant to the Long Beach Airport," Long Beach airport director, Mario Rodriguez, said. "Passengers from the Northwest will now have nonstop access to Long Beach's many tourist attractions and business centers, as well as major Southern California attractions. This additional service is another indicator that Long Beach Airport is committed to providing excellent customer service."
The new flights will operate three times weekly between Bellingham International Airport (BLI) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) with service Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Bellingham at 2:30 p.m. arriving in Long Beach at 5:05 p.m. Flights leaving Long Beach will depart at 5:45 p.m. arriving in Bellingham at 8:30 p.m. (all flight times are local).
Allegiant offers nonstop service to six other vacation destinations from Bellingham: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Calif., Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz., San Diego and San Francisco-Oakland, Calif. Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet aircraft on the route.
Southern California is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Stretching from San Diego to the northern most outskirts of Los Angeles County, Southern California is celebrated for its beautiful landscape, theme parks, world-famous beaches, unsurpassed shopping, diverse nightlife and renowned entertainment. With landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Santa Monica Pier and the Queen Mary to the vast amount of world famous theme parks like Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, Southern California is full of entertainment.
The Bellingham and Southern British Columbia area offer an abundance of majestic mountains, monumental landmarks and breathtaking scenery. Vancouver is known for its vast shopping, dining and entertainment options. Host of the XXI Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver is also home to Whistler as well as other ski and snowboard friendly mountains such as Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymor and Blackcomb. Located midway between Vancouver and Seattle the Bellingham-Mt. Baker region is nestled between the deep Pacific Ocean and the towering Cascade Mountain Range. The area offers endless activities to experience such as whale watching, birding, excursions to the San Juan Islands, snow-capped glaciers, wine tasting and tulip fields.
Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel, car rental and entertainment packages. The company partners with more than 30 of Southern California's most exciting hotel properties, including: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Best Western Pavilions, Best Western Stovall's Inn, Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.
Allegiant's $49.99* one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by June 2, 2010 and is valid for travel through Jan. 31, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $79.99 one-way.
Reservations can be made on the airline's Web site at www.allegiant.com or by calling the Company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.
About the $49.99* one-way fares:
*Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by June 2, 2010 for travel completed by Jan. 31, 2011. Offer not available: Nov. 24-29, 2010; Dec. 20-31, 2010 and Jan. 1-3, 2011. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger will apply when booked on www.allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $15 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant Air call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Air Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call-center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a first checked bag fee of $15-$30 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25-$35 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.
About the fourth night hotel stay FREE**:
**Offer based on a minimum three (3) nights, air and hotel purchase and is valid only at select Allegiant preferred partner hotels in select cities. Only one night free per hotel reservation. Three nights of hotel stay must be consecutive and on same itinerary. Offer not available on all dates and not valid on previous reservations. Visit www.allegiant.com for complete date availability and participating hotel information.
About the $9.99*** one-way fares:
***Seats are extremely limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by May 19, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. PDT. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.70 per segment. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger will apply when booked on www.allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $15 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant Air call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Air Airport Ticket Office will not incur a convenience or call-center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a first checked bag fee of $15-$30 per bag and second checked bag fee of $25-$35 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.
About the Company
Las Vegas based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) , is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. and Los Angeles. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel related services.
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