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A Nevada-based airline has announced another nonstop destination at Indianapolis International Airport. Allegiant Travel Co. (Nasdaq: ALGT) says seasonal flights to New Orleans will begin in February and run through May. November 18, 2014
Excerpted News Release
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new non-stop, jet service to New Orleans, the carrier's newest destination. Seasonal service between New Orleans and Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis, and year-round service between Orlando, will begin in early February, just in time for travelers to celebrate Mardi Gras.
"We are very excited to announce New Orleans as our newest destination city and to offer Allegiant travelers the option of vacationing in New Orleans for less," said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. "Over 75 percent of New Orleans visitors are here for vacation, making the city a perfect fit for Allegiant's brand of low-cost leisure travel. With four routes and eight flights a week, we expect to bring a significant number of new visitors to experience all that NOLA has to offer."
New routes announced include:
Seasonal service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:
1. Cincinnati, Ohio - begins Feb. 4, 2015 through May 5, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way.
2. Columbus, Ohio - begins Feb. 5, 2015 through April 8, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way.
3. Indianapolis - begins Feb. 5, 2015 through May 5, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way.
Year-round service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:
1. Orlando, Fla. - begins Feb. 5, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015 with fares as low as $45* one way.
The new flights will all operate twice weekly. Flight days and times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
"We have been in discussions with Allegiant Air since I came to New Orleans, and I am very pleased to announce our efforts have paid off," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport director of aviation. "This service creates new non-stop destinations for New Orleans and incremental tourism passengers who otherwise would not have had direct access to our great city. With ultra-low fares and non-stop, all-jet service, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value."
Allegiant brings with it a unique travel option to the New Orleans community. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. The innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to offering access to convenient, affordable service in over 90 communities nationwide.
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, Allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2014, AVIATION WEEK ranked Allegiant the Top-Performing Airline in North America for the third consecutive year. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/xG7se.
Source: Allegiant Travel Co.