December 06, 2012 at 21:10 PM EST
Allegiant Reports November 2012 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for November 2012.

"November average base airfare was slightly lower than anticipated and we are now forecasting a slightly weaker fare environment for December also," said Andrew Levy, President of Allegiant Travel Co. "As such we are adjusting our fourth quarter 2012 PRASM downward. However, we are also adjusting our CASM ex fuel guidance downward due to better cost performance than forecast earlier this quarter."

Scheduled Service
Nov 2012 Nov 2011 Change
Passengers 524,213 443,427 15.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 498,687 405,465 23.0%
Available seat miles (000) 581,830 452,066 28.7%
Load factor 85.7% 89.7% (4.0)pts
Departures 3,755 3,309 13.5%
Average stage length (miles) 925 895 3.4%
Total System*
Nov 2012 Nov 2011 Change
Passengers 558,466 482,081 15.8%
Revenue passenger miles (000) 525,703 436,989 20.3%
Available seat miles (000) 633,997 508,062 24.8%
Load factor 82.9% 86.0% (3.1)pts
Departures 4,373 3,969 10.2%
Average stage length (miles) 874 845 3.4%
*Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract and non-revenue flying.
Preliminary Financial Results
Change
October 2012 actual year-over-year
Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change (12.6)%
October 2012 actual year-over-year
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change (4.7)%
November 2012 estimated year-over-year PRASM change (13.2)% to (12.8)%
November 2012 estimated year-over-year TRASM change (5.8)% to (5.4)%
$ per gallon
November 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system $3.16
November 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled $3.34
Guidance
 
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
Departures ASMs
December 2012
Scheduled 2% 15%
4th Quarter 2012
System +4 to 6% +18 to 20%
Scheduled +6 to 8% +21 to 23%
1st Quarter 2013
System (8) to (4)% +12 to 16%
Scheduled (2) to 2% +15 to 19%
ASMs – Available seat miles
Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
 
Revenue guidance 4th Quarter 2012
Estimated PRASM year-over-year change (10) to (8)%
Cost guidance 4th Quarter 2012
CASM ex-fuel – year over year change (4) to (2)%

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 has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.

The Allegiant Travel Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8305

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.

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