Allegiant Reports June 2012 Traffic

Allegiant Reports June 2012 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company
(Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for June
2012.

                                  Scheduled Service
                                                          
                                  June 2012    June 2011    Change
Passengers                         584,472      540,769      8.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)      529,032      483,644      9.4%
Available seat miles (000)         577,328      523,523      10.3%
Load factor                        91.6%        92.4%        (0.8)pts
Departures                         4,114        3,981        3.3%
Average stage length (miles)       880          877          0.3%
                                                          
                                  2Q12         2Q11         Change
Passengers                         1,695,650    1,462,126    16.0%
Revenue passenger miles (000)      1,561,405    1,323,051    18.0%
Available seat miles (000)         1,732,601    1,438,659    20.4%
Load factor                        90.1%        92.0%        (1.9)pts
Departures                         12,155       10,789       12.7%
Average stage length (miles)       900          889          1.2%
                                                          
                                  Total System*
                                                          
                                  June 2012    June 2011    Change
Passengers                         616,570      574,799      7.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000)      553,690      509,834      8.6%
Available seat miles (000)         622,198      570,254      9.1%
Load factor                        89.0%        89.4%        (0.4)pts
Departures                         4,671        4,557        2.5%
Average stage length (miles)       841          836          0.6%
                                                          
                                  2Q12         2Q11         Change
Passengers                         1,794,665    1,559,619    15.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)      1,636,113    1,401,610    16.7%
Available seat miles (000)         1,862,262    1,576,791    18.1%
Load factor                        87.8%        88.9%        (1.1)pts
Departures                         13,767       12,430       10.8%
Average stage length (miles)       859          848          1.3%
                                                          
*Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract and           
non-revenue flying.



Preliminary Financial Results

                                                            Change
May 2012 actual year-over-year                               
Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change           (10.4)%
May 2012 actual year-over-year                               
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change     (7.4)%
                                                            
                                                            
June 2012 estimated year-over-year PRASM change              (3.2)% to (2.8)%
June 2012 estimated year-over-year TRASM change              0.9% to 1.3%
                                                            
2Q12 estimated year-over-year PRASM change                   (5.9)% to (5.5)%
2Q12 estimated year-over-year TRASM change                   (3.5)% to (3.1)%
                                                            
                                                            $ per gallon
June 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system    $2.88
June 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled $3.04
                                                            
                                                            $ per gallon
2Q12 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system         $3.14
2Q12 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled      $3.32



Guidance                                                     
                                      
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
                                      Departures ASMs
July 2012                                        
Scheduled                              (4)%       7%
                                                
3^rd Quarter 2012                                
System                                 +2 to 6%   +14 to 18%
Scheduled                              +3 to 7%   +15 to 19%
                                                
4^th Quarter 2012                                
System                                 +5 to 9%   +19 to 23%
Scheduled                              +6 to 10%  +22 to 26%
                                                
ASMs – Available seat miles                      


Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
                                                            
Cost guidance                                                
                                                            2^nd Quarter 2012
Cost per available seat mile excluding fuel (CASM-ex fuel) – (14.0) to (13.0)%
year over year growth
                                                            
Fixed fee and other revenue guidance                         
                                                            2^nd Quarter 2012
Fixed fee revenue and other revenue (millions)               $12 to $13

Allegiant, travel is our deal.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT) is focused on linking
travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its
subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency,
all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as
hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website,
allegiant.com. The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes' Best Small
Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100
Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year.

The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at
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CONTACT: Allegiant Media Contact:
         Brian Davis
         e-mail: mediarelations@allegiantair.com
        
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