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(August 11, 2007) Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Chattanooga, Tenn., residents will soon have yet another way to get to the sun as Allegiant Air, LLC announces new, nonstop jet service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport beginning Dec. 13. The low-fare carrier will celebrate the convenient new service to sunny South Florida with introductory fares as low as $59* each way.
"We are extremely pleased to again expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop jet service the Chattanooga community," Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., president, CEO and Chairman for Allegiant said. "This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we celebrate yet another way to get to the sun of Florida and launch the only scheduled service between Chattanooga and Fort Lauderdale."
The new flights will operate three times weekly, with service Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport at 10:55 a.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 12:50 p.m. Flights leaving Fort Lauderdale will depart at 8:30 a.m. arriving in Chattanooga at 10:20 a.m. (all flight times are local.)
Fort Lauderdale offers the ultimate escape to sunny South Florida, with miles of blue waterways, soft golden sand and gentle ocean breezes. Located in the center of South Florida's Gold Coast, 40 miles from Palm Beach and 25 miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale stretches from Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach in the north to Hollywood and Hallandale Beach in the south. The area offers 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and 44,000 resident yachts, making it recognized as the "Yachting Capital of the World" and the "Venice of America." From the Blue Wave beaches, to the yacht-filled waterways, to the exotic Everglades, every visit is a fresh taste of paradise.
This is the third destination Allegiant serves from Chattanooga. The airline began service to Orlando Oct. 31, 2006 and service to the Tampa Bay area Dec. 11, 2006.
"Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has been a great addition to our airport and our community, and we thank them for their commitment to local air service," said Mike Landguth, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. "Local travelers will continue to benefit from their low fares, as well as the competition that comes with the introduction of the 11th nonstop destination from Chattanooga."
The airline commented market research and input from local community leaders indicate the Chattanooga community will welcome the new nonstop flights and low-fares to South Florida 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.
As a full-service travel company, Allegiant provides even greater savings to customers by offering complete, low-cost vacation packages. Complete vacation packages in South Florida are available with more than 20 area resorts, including hotels in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami/South Beach, Palm Beach and The Keys and with air/hotel packages as low as $328*. (Price is per person, based on two-night hotel stay at the Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port Fort Lauderdale, double occupancy and reflects a Tuesday arrival. Price valid until Feb. 10, 2008.) The company will provide low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent-a-Car.
Reservations to all of Allegiant's sunny vacations destinations may be made through the company's website at www.allegiantair.com, the airline's Reservations Center at 702-505-8888 or professional travel agents.
Allegiant's $59* one-way introductory fare is limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by Sept. 1, 2007, for travel through Feb. 10, 2008. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $79 one-way.
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