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Allegiant celebrates inaugural flight between Niagara Falls and southwest Florida coast

by jmaloni
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 11:55 pm

Press release

On Friday, Allegiant inaugurated low-cost, nonstop flights between Niagara Falls and the southwest Florida coast, via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $93.99* one way between the two cities, as well as offer travelers hotel and air packages as low as $395* per person for three nights at the Inn on 5th.

"We have been able to grow rapidly in Niagara Falls and have been very pleased with how popular our vacation offerings have been with area residents. We're excited to offer yet another affordable and convenient way for Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario residents to get away to Florida," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company president. "We are confident the community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to southwest Florida and the great deals we offer on vacation packages."

Howard A. Zemsky, NFTA chairman stated, "Punta Gorda is a very popular destination with our customer base, because it gives them so many vacation options to travel to in southwest Florida. I am confident that our Niagara Falls and Canadian customers will fill the planes starting June 29 to enjoy all at the Punta Gorda region has to offer."

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), beginning June 29. This announcement comes just days after Allegiant announced new, nonstop service between Niagara Falls and Ft. Lauderdale. Punta Gorda will be the fourth nonstop Florida destination served by Allegiant out of Niagara Falls International Airport. Allegiant also has nonstop service to Orlando and St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.

Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota's tropical island communities.

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

*About the $93.99 one-way fares and $395 packages:

Additional offers are available at select Allegiant hotels. Based on double occupancy. Must be purchased by July 6, 2012. Travel dates are limited. Does not include resort fees and taxes. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A carrier usage charge of $10 per passenger, per segment, will apply when booked on www.allegiantair.com, which is also included in the displayed price. A carrier usage charge of $10 per passenger, per segment, plus $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant airport ticket office will not incur a carrier usage charge or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, visit www.allegiant.com.

When purchased at time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $35 per bag, per segment, will apply for the first two checked bags and up to $25 for a carry-on bag, which must fit in the overhead bin. There is no fee to bring one personal item onboard, which must fit underneath the seat in front of you. If purchased at flight check-in, a fee of $35 per checked bag, per person, per segment, will apply for the first two bags checked and for a carry-on bag, which must fit in the overhead bin. In all cases, additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Offer not valid on previously purchased air plus hotel packages.

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