Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) celebrated the upcoming holiday travel season by announcing 12 new routes, three new cities and a sweepstakes to give away seats on each of the 24 inaugural flights. In conjunction with the new routes that will launch just in time for the holiday travel season, the company is celebrating with a “Christmas in July” Facebook contest to give away seats on the route’s inaugural flight.* Allegiant is also offering one-way fares for as low as $35.**
Allegiant will be expanding its low-cost, nonstop service to include New York / Newark; Ogdensburg, New York and Denver.
“This is a very exciting day for Allegiant as we expand our low-cost, nonstop service to three new communities including the addition of New York City,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “These 12 new routes begin just in time for the holiday travel season, and we know that millions of passengers will be taking advantage of our service to take affordable and convenient vacations this year that they would otherwise be unable to take.” Allegiant today launches its “Christmas in July” sweepstakes to provide 12 lucky winners with seats on the inaugural flight from Asheville to New York City for themselves and a guest. Local travelers who would like to enter to win can do so on Allegiant’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Allegiant. The “Christmas in July” sweepstakes is part of Allegiant’s ongoing $1 Million Summer, a promotion in which the company is giving away $1 million in airfare throughout the summer. For more information on Allegiant’s $1 Million Summer, visit Allegiantair.com/blog/ million.
Allegiant is also increasing its seasonal service on three existing routes. Missoula International Airport (MSO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been operating as a seasonal route and will now operate twice weekly as a year-round route. Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) both began service as seasonal summer routes, but will now lengthen their seasonality to operate through the beginning of January, 2017.