updated 1/11/2011 11:16:44 AM ET 2011-01-11T16:16:44

MINOT, N.D., Jan. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces new, nonstop travel service between Minot, N.D., and Phoenix-Mesa will begin March 3. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to Magic City residents with fares as low as $89.99* one-way.

"We're pleased to announce yet another affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the greater Minot area will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Arizona and the great deals we offer on hotels and car rentals."

"I want to thank Allegiant for recognizing the opportunity to bring direct air service from Minot to Mesa," Mayor Curt Zimbelman, said. "I know the people of this region appreciate the nonstop, low-cost flights and will support the service. 2010 was a banner year for the airport and this will help to make 2011 another great year."

"This is a great announcement for Minot and one many people will be excited about," said Wendy Howe, Executive Director of the Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau.  "Phoenix-Mesa was determined as one of the top destinations for people flying out of Minot and I know this route will be a great benefit to both business and leisure travelers."

"We are pleased Allegiant has the confidence in this region to expand air service so quickly to a highly desired market," Andy Solsvig, Minot Airport Director, said.  "The community and regional support for our current air service has been outstanding!  Please continue to support MOT and our new destination market Phoenix-Mesa."  

The new flights will operate twice weekly between the Minot International Airport (MOT) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with service Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Minot at 6:35 p.m. arriving in Phoenix-Mesa at 8:25 p.m. Flights leaving Phoenix-Mesa will depart at 2:10 p.m. arriving in Minot at 5:55 p.m. (all flight times are local). The company began nonstop service to Las Vegas Oct. 22, 2010. 

With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix-Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Tempe and Sedona. Not only is the area considered "The Golf Capital of the World," but also the "Resort Capital of the World," with numerous four- and five-diamond resorts. These premier resort communities feature shopping, dining, spa, activities and luxury accommodations for the perfect getaway to Arizona's unique Southwestern hospitality.

Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel and car rental packages. The company partners with more than 40 of Arizona's most exciting hotel properties, including: Arizona Biltmore, Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Arizona Golf Resort, Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and the Phoenician. Allegiant provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

Allegiant's offer is not available on all flights and must be purchased by Feb. 2, 2011. Reservations may be made through the company's website at www.allegiant.com or by calling Allegiant's travel experts at 702-505-8888.

About the offer:

Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Feb. 2, 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 allegiant.com. A convenience fee of $14.99 per passenger, plus $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 www.allegiant.com. When purchased at the time of booking, a checked bag fee of $14.99-$29.99 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. $20 savings based on a two-night, air plus hotel purchase; valid at select Allegiant hotels.

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 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 both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study and ranked 25 on FORTUNE magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies list. Receive breaking news from Allegiant by visiting Allegiant's Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/Allegiant or follow Allegiant on Twitter at twitter.com/allegiantair.

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