LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that employees voting in the flight attendant election have chosen to be represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

"Allegiant respects the right of the flight attendant group to elect third-party representation and we will work with the TWU to the best interests of both our employees and the Company," Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant CEO and Chairman, said. "Contract negotiations can be a lengthy process and we do not anticipate any disruptions to our business or operations."

In December 2006, the flight attendants voted against representation by the Association Flight Attendants-CWA. The flight attendant group is the only work group represented by a union at Allegiant.

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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.

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