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Allegiant Travel Company : ALLEGIANT REPORTS DECEMBER 2012 TRAFFIC

      Allegiant Travel Company : ALLEGIANT REPORTS DECEMBER 2012 TRAFFIC

                   ALLEGIANT REPORTS DECEMBER 2012 TRAFFIC

Las Vegas. (January 7, 2013) - Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today
reported preliminary passenger traffic results for December 2012, fourth
quarter and full year 2012. 

"The softer fare environment continued in December," said Andrew Levy,
President of Allegiant Travel Co. "Close in bookings in particular were
weaker than anticipated. However, strength in ancillary revenue has offset
the lower base fare and we produced the highest total fare per passenger in
our history."

                              Scheduled Service

                               Dec. 2012 Dec. 2011 Change
Passengers                     576,757   533,634   8.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  569,483   502,639   13.3%
Available seat miles (000)     662,583   566,271   17.0%
Load factor                    85.9%     88.8%     (2.9)pts
Departures                     4,106     3,977     3.2%
Average stage length (miles)   949       926       2.5%
                               4Q12      4Q11      Change
Passengers                     1,576,641 1,392,092 13.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  1,512,063 1,283,218 17.8%
Available seat miles (000)     1,747,920 1,431,430 22.1%
Load factor                    86.5%     89.7%     (3.2)pts
Departures                     11,192    10,360    8.0%
Average stage length (miles)   930       904       2.9%
                               YTD12     YTD11     Change
Passengers                     6,591,707 5,776,462 14.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  6,220,320 5,314,976 17.0%
Available seat miles (000)     6,954,408 5,797,753 20.0%
Load factor                    89.4%     91.7%     (2.3)pts
Departures                     46,995    42,586    10.4%
Average stage length (miles)   918       901       1.8%

            Total System*
 

                               Dec. 2012 Dec. 2011 Change
Passengers                     597,751   558,378   7.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  584,109   520,446   12.2%
Available seat miles (000)     697,054   600,643   16.1%
Load factor                    83.8%     86.7%     (2.9)pts
Departures                     4,513     4,433     1.8%
Average stage length (miles)   914       885       3.2%
                               4Q12      4Q11      Change
Passengers                     1,666,501 1,496,923 11.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  1,578,841 1,363,855 15.8%
Available seat miles (000)     1,879,791 1,575,899 19.3%
Load factor                    84.0%     86.5%     (2.5)pts
Departures                     12,802    12,166    5.2%
Average stage length (miles)   882       853       3.4%
                               YTD12     YTD11     Change
Passengers                     6,987,324 6,175,808 13.1%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  6,514,056 5,640,577 15.5%
Available seat miles (000)     7,487,276 6,364,243 17.6%
Load factor                    87.0%     88.6%     (1.6)pts
Departures                     53,615    49,360    8.6%
Average stage length (miles)   872       858       1.6%

                                      

        *Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract
and non-revenue flying.

                        Preliminary Financial Results

                                                                        Change
November 2012 actual year-over-year
 Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change                   (12.8)%
November 2012 actual year-over-year
 Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change              (5.4)%
December 2012 estimated year-over-year PRASM change           (7.0)% to (6.6)%
December 2012 estimated year-over-year TRASM change           (0.5)% to (0.1)%
4Q12 estimated year-over-year PRASM change                  (10.8)% to (10.4)%
4Q12 estimated year-over-year TRASM change                    (3.6)% to (3.2)%
                                                                  $ per gallon
December 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon -                   $3.17
system
December 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon -                   $3.30
scheduled
                                                                  $ per gallon
4Q12 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system                     $3.20
4Q12 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - scheduled                  $3.37

                                   Guidance

Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
                                        Departures       ASMs
January 2013
 Scheduled                                     2%        18%
1^st Quarter 2013
 System                               (8) to (4)% +12 to 16%
 Scheduled                              (2) to 2% +15 to 19%
2^nd Quarter 2013
 System                               (7) to (3)% +14 to 18%
 Scheduled                                0 to 4% +19 to 23%

ASMs - Available seat miles

Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
Cost guidance
                                                             4^th Quarter 2012
Cost per available seat mile excluding fuel (CASM-ex fuel) -   (4.4) to (3.4)%
year over year growth
Fixed fee and other revenue guidance
                                                             4^th Quarter 2012
Fixed fee revenue and other revenue (millions)                      $11 to $12

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 list. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE
magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year.
ALGT/G

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are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only
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on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking
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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.

Allegiant Media Contact:                 Investor Inquiries:
Brian Davis                              Chris Allen
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