Welcome to Hector International Airport - Fargo, ND
Fargo residents today take off for the fun and sun of Orlando, Fla. as low-fare airline Allegiant Air inaugurates nonstop service from Hector International Airport to the Sunshine State. To celebrate, the low-cost airline is offering a special $119* one-way fare to Orlando.
In a special event before takeoff, Allegiant will present the local children's charity, Make-A-Wish of North Dakota, with 10 roundtrip tickets from Fargo to Orlando. The charity will be able to use the tickets for fundraising purposes, to send children to the Magic Kingdom or in whatever way will benefit the organization the most. "We are extremely pleased to again expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop, jet service to the Fargo community," Maurice J. Gallagher Jr., Allegiant Air president & CEO, said. "This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only scheduled nonstop service between Fargo and Orlando."
The new service operates twice weekly, with service Monday and Friday. Flights depart Hector International Airport at 11:50 a.m. arriving in Orlando Sanford International Airport at 4:15 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando depart at 8:40 a.m. arriving in Fargo at 11:10 a.m. (all flight times are local.) Allegiant Air began nonstop, low-cost service to Las Vegas Nov. 7, 2005 and flights to Phoenix-Mesa Nov. 15, 2007.
"Our community and surrounding region is excited to gain nonstop service to Orlando," Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Hector International Airport, said. "This is the sixth nonstop destination from Fargo's Hector International Airport. Allegiant Air provides excellent service to our mutual customers. We value Allegiant Air's partnership that supports our ongoing efforts to enhance air service opportunities for our market."
Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route. The airline said its research and input from local community leaders indicate the Fargo community will welcome the new nonstop flights and low fares to Orlando. The new Orlando service will offer the community low-cost alternative to connecting flights and long drives.
The Allegiant Vacations division of the company offers low-cost packages with 58 of Orlando and Daytona Beach's most exciting hotel properties. 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. p>
The $119* sale fares are available for a limited time and must be purchased by Dec. 3, 2008 for travel completed by Feb. 28, 2009. Reservations may be made through the company's website at www2.allegiantair.com , the airline's Reservations Center at 702-505-8888 or professional travel agents.
About the offer: *Seats are limited and fares are not available on all flights. All fares are one-way. Must be purchased by Dec. 3, 2008 for travel to be completed by Feb. 28, 2009. Offer not available-Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2008 and Dec. 20, 2008 - Jan. 5, 2009 and Feb. 13 - Feb. 16, 2009. 7-day advance purchase required. Prices do not include PFC, segment tax or Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10.50 per segment. A convenience fee of $11.50 per traveling customer will be applied when booked on www2.allegiantair.com . A convenience fee of $11.50 per traveling customer, plus $10.00 per segment, will be applied when purchased through Allegiant Air call centers. A checked baggage fee of $15 per bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags, when purchased at the time of booking. If purchased at flight check-in, a checked baggage fee of $25 per bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags checked. Additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. A segment is defined as one take-off and one landing. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.
About the Company Las Vegas based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Orlando, Fla. and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the Company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel related services.
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