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Allegiant Air to Inaugurate Scheduled Non-Stop Service between Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and Las Vegas
Tuesday March 16, 11:01 am ET
Airline is Offering $89 Introductory Fare; Will Use 161-seat MD
-83 On Route
BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2004-- Allegiant Air announced today that it will inaugurate low-fare non-stop scheduled jet service between Baton Rouge and Las Vegas, with new flights to the fun and entertainment capital set to start on Monday, May 10, 2004.
Starting today, the Las Vegas-based low fare airline will offer introductory fares as low as $89 each way on flights between Baton Rouge and Las Vegas. Reservations can be made on the airline's website at www.allegiantair.com, through the airline's Reservations Center at 888-594-6937 and through professional travel agents.
Allegiant is also offering complete air and hotel vacation packages to Las Vegas starting at $217 per person featuring round-trip air and three hotel nights through its Allegiant Vacations program.
Allegiant said the new Baton Rouge--Las Vegas service will initially operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. The carrier will use 161-seat MD
-83 aircraft on the route.
"We are extremely pleased to extend the Allegiant brand of low-fare non-stop jet service to the people of Baton Rouge and surrounding communities," said Maurice J. Gallagher, the airline's president & CEO. "This is an exciting development for our airline and our customers as we launch the only scheduled non-stop service between Baton Rouge and Las Vegas. The community has made it clear there is strong demand for more convenient low fare non-stop flights to Las Vegas," said Gallagher.
Baton Rouge Mayor Bobby Simpson stated, "Baton Rouge travelers welcome our first truly 'low fare' airline. Now that Allegiant will serve Baton Rouge with low fare flights to Las Vegas area travelers can fly non-stop to one of the top leisure destinations in the world, and a convenient connecting point to other destinations in the west."
According to Allegiant, starting Monday, May 10 flights will depart Baton Rouge at 7:30 AM
arriving in Las Vegas at 9:15 AM
. Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 12:55 AM
arriving in Baton Rogue at 6:20 AM
(all flight times are local).
Allegiant's $89 introductory fare is good on Monday and Tuesday departures from Baton Rouge and Thursday and Friday departures from Las Vegas. The fare must be purchased by Saturday, April 17, 2004 and is valid for travel through December 31, 2004. Seats at the sale price are limited and subject to availability. Fares on other departure days are set at $99 during the sale period. After April 17, the airline's regular one-way rates on the route range from $109 to $199. (Fares quoted do not include PFC's, segment fees, and security fees up to $8.60 per segment.)
Allegiant Vacations, the airline's vacation division featuring complete air and hotel Las Vegas vacation packages, is offering packages starting at $217 per person, roundtrip. The introductory package rate includes airfare and four hotel nights, double occupancy at the Four Queens if booked by April 10, 2004. Travel on the introductory vacation package rate is available on Monday and Tuesday departures commencing May 10 and must be completed by December 31, 2004. Longer stays and other properties are available at other rates. (Package rates quoted do not include PFC's, segment fees, and security fees up to $8.60 per segment.)
Allegiant Vacations offers a choice of 21 Las Vegas hotel properties including the Venetian, Paris, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Mirage, Golden Nugget, Excalibur, Tropicana, Bally's, Flamingo, Four Queens, Riviera, Frontier, Luxor, Circus Circus, Imperial Palace, Hotel San Remo, Gold Coast, Boardwalk, Westin Causarina and Stardust.
Reservations for Allegiant's new Baton Rouge--Las Vegas flights and vacation packages can be confirmed on its website at www.allegiantair.com, through local professional travel agents, or by calling its reservation centers at 888-594-6937 for "air only" and 800-432-3810 for Allegiant Vacations packages.