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Virtual Allegiant Air Adds Los Angeles Hub

Low-cost airline, Virtual Allegiant Air, LLC, a subsidiary of Virtual Allegiant Travel Company, today announced it will establish a new base in the world-class, leisure destination Los Angeles, with low-fare, nonstop jet service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning May 1.

Flying to and from America’s favorite small cities, Allegiant plans to launch the new service with flights to LAX from 12 markets already served by the carrier with introductory low fares.

“We are pleased to add Los Angeles to our growing list of Southern California destinations,” Wes Miles, Virtual Allegiant Air president & CEO, said. “We look forward to an exciting relationship with area resorts, community leaders and the airport.”

The self-proclaimed “Official Airline for Sunshine” will dedicate two 150-seat, MD-80 series and several Boeing 757 jet aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. This new city will serve as the sixth world-class, leisure destination for the Las Vegas-based airline, which also serves McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. With the addition of Los Angeles, Virtual Allegiant Air currently provides nonstop scheduled service to more than 70 U.S. cities.

The low-cost carrier provides nonstop service from more than 40 U.S. markets to Las Vegas, 12 markets to Los Angeles, 15 markets to Phoenix-Mesa, 30 markets to Orlando and 20 markets to the Tampa Bay area and from six markets to Fort Lauderdale. In addition to its scheduled service, the airline also operates charter service throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Through the company’s Virtual Allegiant Vacations division, Allegiant will offer low-cost hotel packages with many premiere hotels in the Los Angeles and Southern California area, including: Sheraton Universal Hotel, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Marina del Ray Marriott and The Westin Los Angeles Airport. The company will provide low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

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