updated 1/24/2011 5:18:06 PM ET 2011-01-24T22:18:06

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that the Transport Workers Union (TWU) failed to obtain the support of a majority of employees voting in the dispatcher election and thus, Allegiant's dispatchers will remain non-union. This the first time Allegiant dispatchers have voted on union representation.

"We are pleased our dispatchers have chosen to maintain a direct relationship with company management rather than through a third-party representative," Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant CEO and Chairman, said. "Because of Allegiant's unique business model, we believe a direct relationship is always in our employees' and the company's best interest, and look forward to continuing to work directly with our dispatchers on matters of concern to them." 

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. ALGT/G

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