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Allegiant Brings Richmond Travelers New Nonstop Service to Tampa Bay

Nov 12, 2014

RICHMOND, Virginia (November 12, 2014)


Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT), known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, today announces new low-cost, non-stop flights between Richmond and the Tampa Bay area beginning Feb. 13, 2015. In celebration of the new service, the company will offer introductory fares as low as $55* one way.

In celebration of Allegiant’s debut in Richmond, the carrier is also offering local travelers the opportunity to win free** Allegiant flights for an entire year. One lucky winner and a friend will fly free from the Richmond International Airport as frequently as once a month for a year. To enter, visit

“Allegiant will be the first airline to provide Richmond travelers with non-stop, low-cost service to Tampa Bay, one of our prime leisure destinations,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “We are pleased to offer the Richmond community the convenience and value of non-stop flights, bundled with savings on airfare, hotel rooms and car rental reservations.”

The new service will operate twice weekly between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and St. Pete / Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Richmond travelers can save even more when they book air, hotel, car and attraction reservations together through Allegiant. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“Thanks to Allegiant, convenient access from Richmond to the Tampa Bay area becomes a reality in February,” said Jon E. Mathiasen, Capital Region Airport Commission AAE, president and CEO. “Up to this point, the Tampa Bay area has been one of our most demanded destinations without non-stop flights. Today, you can visit Allegiant’s website and plan your vacation to Florida’s Gulf Coast. We welcome Allegiant to Richmond International Airport and wish the airline many years of success in Virginia’s Capital Region.”

With an average 361 days of sunshine each year, the Tampa Bay and St. Pete / Clearwater areas are the perfect escape for Richmond travelers. Allegiant partners with more than 20 of the area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car and offers great deals on local activities. Richmond travelers can book their entire Tampa Bay vacation for less by visiting

For a limited time, travelers can save even more by using the promo code WELCOME40*** to get an extra $40 off an air+hotel Tampa Bay vacation package with a minimum four-night stay.

*About the $55* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 13, 2014 for travel by May 5, 2015. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Additional restrictions may apply.

**About the free flight giveaway:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends Nov. 26, 2014. Subject to complete official rules at

***About the WELCOME40 promo code:
The $40 off air+hotel package is valid for new round-trip reservations between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and St. Pete / Clearwater International Airport (PIE) with at least four (4) consecutive Tampa Bay hotel nights on the same reservation. To receive the discount, enter promo code WELCOME40 in the shopping cart at Must be purchased by Nov. 13, 2014 for travel by May 5, 2015. This promo code cannot be combined with a Debit Card discount. 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. 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, 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:

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