COLUMBUS, Ohio. Feb. 13, 2014 - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates the start of new nonstop service between Columbus and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport, just in time for spring break. The company, known for its exceptional year-round travel deals to Tampa and Orlando, will offer introductory fares on flights to Southwest Florida for as low as $86 * one way.
"Spring break has started for the sun-seeking travelers of Columbus. Allegiant is proud to inaugurate service between the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable, convenient destination option for Columbus residents looking to escape to warmer weather," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Our vacation packages and nonstop service to Tampa and Orlando have been very popular with area residents, and we are confident the community will embrace Allegiant's low-cost brand of nonstop service to Southwest Florida."
The new, seasonal flights will fly spring-breakers twice weekly between Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) through April 27, 2014. Since beginning operations at Rickenbacker in October of 2012, Allegiant has flown more than 15,000 passengers to the sunny destinations the company serves.
Columbus travelers can continue to take advantage of Allegiant's everyday low fares and save even more on their spring break vacation when they book air, hotel, car and attraction reservations together. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.
"Allegiant's seasonal Punta Gorda service will be a welcomed option for Ohio travelers looking to escape the brutal winter for a warm spring-break destination," said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker International Airport.
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. Columbus area travelers can book their entire spring vacation for less by visiting Allegiant.com.
Columbus residents can get more out of their Southwest Florida vacation when they book airfare and hotel on Allegiant.com. Current deals include:
About the $86* 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 Feb. 28, 2014, for travel by April 28,2014. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
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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, Allegiant.com. 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: http://gofly.us/qSnWj.