Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new, nonstop flights to New York City via Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Knoxville, Tennessee. In conjunction with the new route that will launch just in time for the holiday travel season, the company is celebrating with a “Christmas in July” Facebook sweepstakes to give away seats on the route’s inaugural flight.* Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $41.**
“We’re very excited to add The Big Apple as a new destination for Knoxville travelers to take advantage of this holiday season,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “This addition of new service shows the positive response that Allegiant has had in the community, and we look forward to providing more affordable new vacation opportunities to Knoxville travelers.”
The new year-round flights will operate three times weekly and will fly nonstop between McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Flights begin Nov. 17, 2016. The new route will add to Allegiant’s current nonstop service from Knoxville to Las Vegas, Washington D.C. and five cities in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando / Sanford, Punta Gorda, St. Pete / Clearwater and Destin / Fort Walton Beach.
Additionally, Allegiant today launches its “Christmas in July” sweepstakes to provide 12 lucky winners with seats on the inaugural flight from Knoxville to New York City for themselves and a guest. Local travelers who would like to enter to win can do so on Allegiant’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Allegiant. The “Christmas in July” sweepstakes is part of Allegiant’s ongoing $1 Million Summer, a promotion in which the company is giving away $1 million in airfare throughout the summer. For more information on Allegiant’s $1 Million Summer, visit Allegiant here.
“Allegiant’s new, nonstop flights to New York City are a perfect fit for travelers in our region, especially as we enter the season for holiday travel planning,” said Howard Vogel, chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “With start dates in November for low-fare flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, New York City becomes the sixth year-round nonstop destination for Allegiant at McGhee Tyson Airport. We appreciate Allegiant’s investment in our community and we look forward to launching this flight and adding another low-fare option for Tennessee travelers.”
Allegiant offers a unique travel option to Knoxville travelers. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to providing convenient, affordable service in over 100 communities nationwide.
*About the free flight sweepstakes:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and residents of any Canadian province not including Québec, 18 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends July 9, 2016. See complete Official Rules here.
**About the introductory one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by July 1, 2016 for travel by Feb. 14, 2016. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/YFuyb.