Allegiant Press Release
July 31, 2007
PLAY A "ROUND" IN
PALM SPRINGS! ALLEGIANT AIR ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF
NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO
PALM SPRINGS FOR
JUST $59* EACH-WAY
(Bellingham, Wash.)--- Bellingham get ready to play a "round" in Palm Springs, Calif. Low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC, today announces the return of seasonal nonstop jet service to Palm Springs from Bellingham, Wash. Beginning Nov. 15, the low-fare carrier will celebrate the convenient new service to Palm Springs International Airport with sunny introductory fares as low as $59* each way.
Palm Springs is a relaxing and recreational oasis in the premiere desert region of Southern California's Coachella Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, manicured golf courses and warm, beautiful blue skies. Year-round sunshine and world-class hotel and resort amenities entertain more than three million visitors each year. The destination is a Mecca for golf, tennis and sunbathing, with more than 110 golf courses, 600 tennis courts and 30,000 swimming pools. This scenic destination is comprised of eight distinctively charming desert resort cities, which include Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
"We are pleased to bring back the convenient nonstop service to Palm Springs," Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant Air president and CEO, said. "We know the entire region will enjoy the low-cost, nonstop jet service to Palm Springs, as they already do to Las Vegas and Reno-Tahoe."
The self-proclaimed "Official Airline for Sunshine" will launch the new seasonal scheduled service from Bellingham International Airport to Palm Springs International Airport with two flights weekly. With service Thursday and
Sunday, flights will depart Bellingham at 8:10 a.m. arriving in Palm Springs at 11 a.m. Flights leaving Palm Springs will depart at 11:40 a.m. arriving in Bellingham at 2:30 p.m. (all flight times are local.) Allegiant Air offers flights to two other nonstop destinations from Bellingham, Las Vegas and Reno-Tahoe.
"Palm Springs is a great vacation destination," said Art Choat, the Port of Bellingham's Aviation Director. "We know the community is very excited that Allegiant is connecting Bellingham to Palm Springs with this popular seasonal service." The airline commented that market research and input from local community leaders indicate the entire Whatcom County and Vancouver communities will welcome the return of nonstop flights and low fares to Palm Springs as an alternative to connecting flights and long drives to other airports. Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD
-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route.