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Posted September 1, 2006

Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Low-cost airline Allegiant Air has announced new, nonstop jet service to the fun-and-sun city of Orlando, Florida from Chattanooga, beginning October 31. The low-fare carrier will celebrate this convenient new service to the Sunshine State with introductory fares as low as $49* each way, when booked at

The self-proclaimed "Official Airline for Sunshine" will launch the new scheduled service from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to Orland Sanford International Airport with complete vacation packages, including roundtrip air and two-night hotel stay for as low as $144**. (Price is per person, based on two-night hotel stay at the Rodeway Inn-Maingate, double occupancy and reflects a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday departure.)

"We are extremely pleased to extend the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop jet service to the Chattanooga Community," Maurice J. Gallagher, Allegiant Air President & CEO, said. "This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers."

The new flights will operate four times weekly, with service Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights will depart the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Orlando Sanford International Airport at 11:50 a.m. Flights leaving Orlando will depart at 8:00 a.m. arriving in Chattanooga at 9:40 a.m. (all flight times are local.) Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route.

The Allegiant Vacations divisions of the company will offer low-cost packages with 21 of Orlando's most exciting hotel properties and three in Daytona Beach. Partner properties include The Swan, The Dolphin, The Hilton in Lake Buena Vista and the Radisson Parkway. Low-cost packages are available to include hotel, car and amusement park tickets for additional savings.

Reservations may be made through the company's website at, the airline's Reservations Center at 702-505-8888 or your favorite travel agent.

Allegiant's $49* one-way introductory fare is limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by September 23, 2006, for travel through January 31, 2007. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $79* one-way.