News Release provided by Allegiant: 

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Dec. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service from Albany, New York to Punta Gorda. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $62.*

“It’s a great day for Albany-area travelers who are eager for a warm getaway to southwest Florida,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We are thrilled to deliver on the promise of convenient, affordable, nonstop service for travelers to beautiful Punta Gorda.”

The new year-round route will operate twice weekly between Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) and Albany International Airport (ALB). This new route is expected to transport nearly 34,000 people to and from the Sunshine State annually, contributing to the local economy. With this addition, Allegiant offers nonstop service from 42 cities to Punta Gorda Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“We’re pleased Allegiant is offering southwest Florida residents the convenience of year-round, low-cost airfares to Albany, New York,” said Punta Gorda Airport CEO James Parish. “This is also a great opportunity to connect New Englanders from western Massachusetts to our year-round sunny weather and natural attractions.”

“On the heels of Allegiant launching three new routes in November, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach is excited to have Albany, New York added to our roster of destinations with nonstop flights into Punta Gorda Airport,” said Sean Doherty, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau interim director of tourism. “While Allegiant offers service from multiple cities in western and northern New York, this addition will fill a void on the eastern portion of the state while also providing a low cost option to residents of nearby Vermont and Massachusetts. We look forward to sharing a little of our sunshine with our new northern partner.”

Allegiant offers a unique option to southwest Florida-bound travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars and hotels. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.

*About the introductory one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares reflect purchase of a round-trip itinerary and are not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Dec. 15, 2018 for travel between Jan. 5, 2019 and March 6, 2019. For more details, optional services and baggage fees, please visit Additional restrictions may apply.


Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars. All can be purchased only through the company website, Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit:

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