LAS VEGAS (AP) ¿ Allegiant Travel Co. said it expects first-quarter earnings to beat Wall Street's expectations.

Late Tuesday the airline and travel operator said it anticipates a profit of $1.34 to $1.38 per share.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, whose estimates generally exclude one-time items, forecast net income of $1.20 per share.

Allegiant flies vacationers from smaller cities to resort destinations such as Las Vegas and Florida.

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