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Allegiant Reports October 2012 Traffic

Allegiant Reports October 2012 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company
(Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for October
2012.


Scheduled Service
                                                        
                             Oct 2012       Oct 2011      Change
Passengers                    475,671        415,031       14.6%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 443,893        375,114       18.3%
Available seat miles (000)    503,507        413,093       21.9%
Load factor                   88.2%          90.8%         (2.6)pts
Departures                    3,331          3,074         8.4%
Average stage length (miles)  911            883           3.2%
                                                        
Total System*
                                                        
                             Oct 2012       Oct 2011      Change
Passengers                    510,284        456,464       11.8%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 469,029        406,420       15.4%
Available seat miles (000)    548,741        467,194       17.5%
Load factor                   85.5%          87.0%         (1.5)pts
Departures                    3,916          3,764         4.0%
Average stage length (miles)  854            822           3.9%
                                                        
 *Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract   
and non-revenue flying.


 Preliminary Financial Results

                                                           Change
September 2012 actual year-over-year                        
Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change          (16.7)%
September 2012 actual year-over-year                        
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change    (7.7)%
                                                           
October 2012 estimated year-over-year PRASM change         (13.0)% to (12.6)%
October 2012 estimated year-over-year TRASM change          (5.1)% to (4.7)%
                                                           
                                                           $ per gallon
October 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon –       $3.27
system
October 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon –       $3.50
scheduled
                                                           

                                      
                                      
Guidance                                                      
                                                             
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
                                      Departures  ASMs
November 2012                                     
Scheduled                             11%         28%
                                                 
4^th Quarter 2012                                 
System                                +3 to 7%    +17 to 21%
Scheduled                             +6 to 10%   +21 to 25%
                                                 
1^st Quarter 2013                                 
System                                (8) to (4)% +12 to 16%
Scheduled                             (2) to 2%   +15 to 19%
                                                 
ASMs – Available seat miles                       

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 has been named one of America's 100 Best Small
Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable
press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.

The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8305

Note: This news release was accurate at the date of issuance. However,
information contained in the release may have changed. If you plan to use the
information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued
accuracy is your responsibility.

For further information please visit the company's investor website:
http://ir.allegiant.com

Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of
any of the information thereon into this news release.

Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995, statements in this press release that are not historical facts
are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only
estimates or predictions based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and
on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking
statements include our statements regarding future departure and capacity
growth. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not
historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking
terminology such as the words "guidance," "believe," "expect," "anticipate,"
"intend," "plan," "estimate," "project," "hope" or similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions.
Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause our
results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking
statements generally may be found in our periodic reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to us today
and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or
otherwise.

CONTACT: Allegiant Media Contact:
         Brian Davis
         e-mail: mediarelations@allegiantair.com
        
         Investor Inquiries:
         Chris Allen
         e-mail:ir@allegiantair.com

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