SOURCE: Allegiant Travel Company

Allegiant Travel Company

December 10, 2014 17:58 ET

Allegiant Names Steve Harfst Chief Operating Officer

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced Steve Harfst has been elected by the company's board of directors to the post of Chief Operating Officer of Allegiant Air, effective January 1, 2015.

Mr. Harfst has over 27 years industry experience. He was the former Chief Operating Officer for IndiGo Airlines based in New Delhi, India. At IndiGo, he oversaw the airline's transition from a start-up to 23 A320 aircraft airline in its first three years. In addition to his position at IndiGo, he served as the COO of North American Airlines and CEO and President of USA 3000. Mr. Harfst began his aviation career as a Naval Aviator after receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

"We are pleased to welcome Steve to Allegiant," Maurice J. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Allegiant Travel Company, commented. "His varied background makes him uniquely qualified for the COO role within Allegiant, and he provides a wealth of operational experience which will assist us as we continue to grow. Steve's appointment to our team represents a further reinforcement of our commitment to continually improve our operations while maintaining industry leading low costs."

"I am pleased to join Allegiant during these exciting times for both the airline industry and the Company," Harfst said. "I look forward to joining a great team at Allegiant and playing an important role in supporting the Company's future growth and profitability." 

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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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