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Allegiant Travel Company

July 06, 2015 09:00 ET

Allegiant Air Celebrates Its 300th Flight With Make-A-Wish®

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - July 06, 2015) -

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Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates its 300th flight with Make-A-Wish by flying wish kid Serena, age 17, to Honolulu, Hawaii to learn how to surf. This is the 300th wish for which Allegiant has provided complimentary travel since 2012. Serena and her family will be greeted by Allegiant employees at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for a special wish sendoff celebration.

Since the start of Allegiant's relationship with Make-A-Wish in August 2012, Allegiant has provided travel for 300 wish kids and their families, totaling over 1,200 donated tickets and almost $300,000 in cash sponsorships. Allegiant flew more than 150 wish kids, like Serena, to their wish destination in 2014 alone.

"We're extremely excited to celebrate this 300th wish milestone, and we hope Serena and her family have a great time on their trip," said Brian Davis, Allegiant Travel Company vice president of marketing. "Allegiant team members are passionate about our relationship with Make-A-Wish and making wish flights a special experience for the families."

"Allegiant is a terrific sponsor that plays an important role in getting wish kids to destinations for life-changing wish experiences," said Kathy Forshey, vice president, corporate alliances for Make-A-Wish America. "The Allegiant team members welcome each one of our wish kids and their families while traveling on their wish."

Allegiant's relationship with Make-A-Wish includes providing nonstop flights for wish kids and their families, helping to fulfill some of the nearly 75 percent of all wishes that involve travel.

To learn more about Allegiant's relationship with Make-A-Wish, visit

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

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, The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2014, AVIATION WEEK ranked Allegiant the Top-Performing Airline in North America for the third consecutive year. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit:

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