Allegiant Announces Nonstop Flights Between Oakland and Telluride
Oakland, Calif. – September 27, 2012 – Allegiant announced new nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Telluride, CO via Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) beginning on December 15, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Allegiant is offering introductory fares as low as $112.99* one way.
"We are excited to expand our service in the Bay Area with convenient, nonstop service between the Bay Area and the Montrose and Telluride ski region," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant President, said. “We are confident the community will continue to support the Allegiant brand of affordable travel and take advantage of the value of booking their winter ski packages through us."
“Bay Area travelers will have a great choice to access world class skiing in Telluride and Coloradans will enjoy an escape from winter here in the moderate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Aviation Director for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. “This new route is the airport’s 38th non-stop destination for the winter. We appreciate the service, operations, and economic impact of $75 million that Allegiant brings to the region symbolizing progress in the Port of Oakland Strategic Plan.”
Earlier this year, Allegiant announced new service from nine existing markets to Oakland International Airport (OAK), in addition to opening a new base of operations at the airport. With the addition of Montrose, Allegiant will serve a total of 10 cities with nonstop service in and out of Oakland International Airport (OAK).
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company® (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes’ Best Small Companies list. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland includes the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 70,000 jobs in the region and over 800,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland at www.portofoakland.com.and Oakland International Airport through Facebook.com/iflyoak and Twitter.com/iflyoakland.