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Allegiant Travel Company : ALLEGIANT REPORTS MARCH 2013 TRAFFIC



       Allegiant Travel Company : ALLEGIANT REPORTS MARCH 2013 TRAFFIC

                     ALLEGIANT REPORTS MARCH 2013 TRAFFIC

Las Vegas. April 04, 2013 - Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today
reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March 2013 and the first
quarter of 2013.  

"March is historically a very strong month for us, and this March was no
different," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant President.  "However, due to the
calendar shift for Easter, we do not expect to see the same unit revenue
strength carrying through to the month of April."

                              Scheduled Service
                                        

                              Mar 2013  Mar 2012  Change
Passengers                    788,405   728,246   8.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 811,656   701,627   15.7%
Available seat miles (000)    882,864   759,000   16.3%
Load factor                   91.9%     92.4%     (0.5)pts
Departures                    5,219     5,178     0.8%
Average stage length (miles)  992       938       5.7%
                              1Q13      1Q12      Change
Passengers                    1,844,658 1,702,385 8.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 1,879,027 1,627,727 15.4%
Available seat miles (000)    2,091,451 1,787,658 17.0%
Load factor                   89.8%     91.1%     (1.3)pts
Departures                    12,498    12,328    1.4%
Average stage length (miles)  978       932       4.9%

                           Total System*

                              Mar 2013  Mar 2012  Change
Passengers                    800,324   764,776   4.6%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 822,217   728,624   12.8%
Available seat miles (000)    906,520   806,859   12.4%
Load factor                   90.7%     90.3%     0.4pts
Departures                    5,460     5,789     (5.7)%
Average stage length (miles)  976       897       8.8%
                              1Q13      1Q12      Change
Passengers                    1,880,341 1,799,041 4.5%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 1,908,075 1,700,241 12.2%
Available seat miles (000)    2,163,145 1,916,648 12.9%
Load factor                   88.2%     88.7%     (0.5)pts
Departures                    13,254    13,966    (5.1)%
Average stage length (miles)  956       887       7.8%

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

 

 

                        Preliminary Financial Results

 

                                                                Change
February 2013 actual year-over-year
  Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change                    (6.5)%
February 2013 actual year-over-year
  Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM)                       0.4%
change
March 2013 estimated year-over-year PRASM change              (1.1)% to (0.7)%
                             
March 2013 estimated year-over-year TRASM change                3.9% to 4.3 %
1Q13 estimated year-over-year PRASM change                    (5.2)% to (4.8)%
1Q13 estimated year-over-year TRASM change                        0.8% to 1.2%
                                                                  $ per gallon
March 2013 estimated average fuel cost per gallon -                      $3.33
system
March 2013 estimated average fuel cost per gallon -                      $3.37
scheduled
                                                                  $ per gallon
1Q13 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system                     $3.37
1Q13 estimated average fuel cost per gallon -                            $3.41
scheduled

                                   Guidance

Capacity guidance, subject to revision   Year over Year Growth
                                            Departures       ASMs
April 2013
  Scheduled                                       (8)%         7%
2^nd  Quarter 2013
  System                                   (7) to (3)% +14 to 18%
  Scheduled                                    0 to 4% +19 to 23%
3^rd Quarter 2013
  System                                  (12) to (8)%   +0 to 4%
  Scheduled                                (5) to (1)%   +5 to 9%

ASMs - Available seat miles

Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
Cost guidance
                                                             1^st Quarter 2013
Cost per available seat mile excluding fuel (CASM-ex fuel)         0.0 to 1.0%
- year over year growth
Fixed fee and other revenue guidance
                                                            1^st  Quarter 2013
Fixed fee revenue and other revenue (millions)                    $4.5 to $5.5

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. The
company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline
through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other
travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction
tickets. All can be purchased through the company 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.
ALGT/G

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.

 

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

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