HONOLULU, Aug. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces the company will begin new, nonstop air service from Phoenix, Ariz. to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) beginning February 7, 2013. To celebrate, the carrier will offer introductory fares for as low as $199* one-way . Flights are available for booking through April 16, 2013. The new service will provide new economic development by allowing customers to visit the popular vacation destination for new lower fares.

"We are pleased to expand our presence yet again in Hawai'i with additional nonstop service to Honolulu from Phoenix," stated Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Allegiant will offer nonstop, low-cost service to nine mainland cities by February. We anticipate the new service will be very popular, especially when customers take advantage of great deals by bundling their air, hotel and car rental."

"Allegiant continues to expand its reach to the Hawaiian Islands from secondary domestic cities, including its new direct service from Phoenix-Mesa," said Mike McCartney, Hawai'i Tourism Authority president and CEO. "Congratulations to Allegiant on their new service. We look forward to welcoming guests from Phoenix-Mesa to experience the unique and special people, place and culture of Hawai'i."

The new flights will operate three times weekly between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.

Allegiant is more than an airline, it's an innovative travel company dedicated to providing the best travel deals to its customers. Linking U.S. cities to world-class leisure destinations, Allegiant provides low-cost travel packages that include not only air, but hotel, rental car and attractions. Founded in 1997, Allegiant became a public company in December 2006, under the Allegiant Travel Company name and trades on the NASDAQ under ticker ALGT. Allegiant is led by a team of successful airline industry veterans who take the proven attributes of the low-cost airline business model and creatively adapted them to best serve the company's targeted leisure clientele and destinations.

Reservations can be made on the company's website at allegiant.com or by calling the company's travel experts at 702-505-8888.

About the $199.00* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by August 28, 2012, for travel by April 16, 2013. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.

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. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company ranked ninth this year in Forbes' Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year -- in 2011 and 2010, Allegiant ranked 64th and 25th, respectively. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week's Top Performing Airline study.

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