Allegiant Travel Company Announces the Cessation of the Cebu Pacific A319 Transaction

Allegiant Travel Company Announces the Cessation of the Cebu Pacific A319
Transaction

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company
(Nasdaq:ALGT) today announced its proposed transaction to acquire ten Airbus
A319 aircraft from Cebu Pacific Air has been terminated as a result of the
parties' failure to satisfy certain conditions to proceeding with the
transaction. The potential transaction was made public on July 30, 2012 after
the signing of the letter of intent.

"We are disappointed that we were not able to finalize this agreement on which
we spent a substantial amount of time and effort," said Andrew C. Levy,
Allegiant President."Unfortunately we were unable to come to terms on some of
the economic provisions of the transaction and as we have demonstrated in the
past, we will not purchase aircraft just for the sake of growth.Our
disciplined approach in asset purchases is a core competency that we will not
compromise."

"We continue to have fleet flexibility in 2013 even without the Cebu
A319s.Seven of the nine A320 aircraft, which we announced the intention to
acquire on December 19, 2012, are expected to be delivered in 2013 and we now
plan to introduce these aircraft into service at a faster pace so as to offset
the capacity that had been planned with the Cebu A319s," concluded Levy.

Allegiant is now expecting 2013 total CAPEX to be between $170 and $180
million. The company has signed operating leases for nine A319 aircraft with
GECAS and purchase agreements for nine A320 aircraft formerly operated by
Iberia.Allegiant will remain active in the market for the purchase or lease
of additional Airbus aircraft.

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 its subsidiary Allegiant Vacations 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.

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