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Allegiant Airlines Offer Flights Between Grand Forks and Las Vegas

July 1, 2008

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

Jul. 1–Allegiant Air announced Tuesday at a press conference that it will begin year-round two-day-a-week service between Grand Forks International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this fall.

Starting on Sept. 29, Allegiant will fly to and from Las Vegas and Grand Forks on Mondays and Fridays.

“We are pleased to bring the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop jet service to the Grand Forks community,” Allegiant’s president and CEO said in a press release statement. “This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only nonstop jet service between Grand Forks and Las Vegas.”

Limited introductory one-way ticket fares of $99 valid for travel through Dec. 15 can be purchased through July 26. Regular one-way fares range from $129 to about $200.

“Grand Forks International Airport welcomes Allegiant Air to the community,” Steve Johnson, executive director of the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority, said in a press release. “We’re certainly looking forward to having them here. We’re confident their Las Vegas flights and travel packages will have strong appeal to customers in our service area. We wish Allegiant great success and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

Grand Forks International Airport is currently only served by Northwest Airlines service between Grand Forks and Minneapolis.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Starting Sept. 29

Mondays and Fridays

— Departing Las Vegas at 7:50 a.m. and arriving in Grand Forks at 12:50 p.m.

— Departing Grand Forks at 1:30 p.m. and arriving in Las Vegas at 2:40 p.m.

For more information on the new service or to comment about it, visit: www.areavoices.com/bizbuzz

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