LAREDO, Texas, March 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) today announces it will begin nonstop seasonal travel service between Laredo, Texas, and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). The seasonal service will operate May 20 through mid-August. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering fares as low as $59.99* one-way between both cities. Guaranteeing the lowest prices on its hotel packages, customers will also save an additional $20 off their air when they book with an Allegiant preferred hotel.
"We're pleased to again offer an affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away this summer," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. "We are confident the Laredo community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Orlando and the great deals we offer on hotels and car rentals."
"The City of Laredo is extremely excited to join Allegiant in this wonderful announcement of additional service to Orlando during the summer months," said City of Laredo Mayor Raul G. Salinas. "These new flights will help make dreams come true for Laredoans who want to meet Mickey Mouse, dance with Disney Princesses, fly along with Harry Potter, or get slimed at Nickelodeon. Allegiant has had great success with Laredoans that take advantage of the company's great fares, excellent service and nonstop flights to wonderful destinations."The new flights will operate twice weekly between the Laredo International Airport (LRD) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) with service Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Laredo at 7 p.m. arriving in Orlando-Sanford at 10:55 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando-Sanford will depart at 4:20 p.m. arriving in Laredo at 6:20 p.m. (all flight times are local). The company began nonstop service to Las Vegas June 8, 2006. With plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment, Orlando offers vacationers the perfect getaway. Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world's most exciting theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Orlando's famous International Drive is more than 10 miles long and features more than 100 hotels, 450 stores, several attractions and two major outlet malls. Orlando is also home to more than 175 golf courses, many of which were designed by pro golfers such as Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. 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 hotels in the Orlando and Daytona Beach areas including: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Royal Plaza in the Walt Disney Resort, Regal Sun Resort, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Holiday Inn Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Renaissance Orlando Resort and SeaWorld and Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld. Allegiant provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car. Allegiant's guarantees the lowest price on air and hotel vacation packages through the company's Low-Price Pledge. If the customer finds an air and hotel package for less, Allegiant will issue up to two free roundtrip tickets per itinerary to use on a future Allegiant flight to the same destination. Allegiant is also rewarding customers who book an air and hotel package through the company with an instant $20 savings on roundtrip airfare, making it even more affordable to book an air and hotel package.