The Quad Cities tee off service to Arizona

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT), today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop travel service between Moline/Quad Cities, Ill., and Phoenix-Mesa. 

“We are extremely pleased to again expand the Allegiant brand of low-fare, nonstop, jet service in the Quad Cities,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only low-cost service between Moline/Quad Cities and Arizona.”

“The last time the Quad Cities had service to Phoenix was in 1992, since then we have been working on gaining the service back,” Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation said.   “We are pleased Allegiant has selected the Quad Cities for nonstop service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. We look forward to a successful and prosperous relationship with Allegiant.”

The new flights operate twice weekly between the Quad City International Airport (MLI)and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with service Thursday and Sunday. Flights depart Moline/Quad Cities at 1:25 p.m. arriving in Phoenix-Mesa at 3:40 p.m. Flights depart Phoenix-Mesa at 8:50 a.m. arriving in Moline/Quad Cities at 12:45 p.m. (all flight times are local). The company began low-cost, nonstop service between Moline/Quad Cities and Las Vegas Oct. 14.

With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix-Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Tempe and Sedona. Not only is the area considered “The Golf Capital of the World,” but the “Resort Capital of the World” with numerous four and five-diamond resorts. These premier resort communities feature shopping, dining, spa, activities and luxury accommodations for the perfect getaway to Arizona’s unique Southwestern hospitality.

Allegiant is more than an airline, it is a full-service travel company that offers great value to its customers through its hotel and car rental packages. The company partners with more than 40 of Arizona’s most exciting hotel properties including hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, Mesa and Sedona. Partner properties include: the Phoenician, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Westin Kierland Resort, Wigwam Golf Resort and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The company also provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

Reservations may be made through the company’s website at or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.

Allegiant, travel is our deal.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix-Mesa, 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. In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week’s Top Performing Airline study and ranked 25 on FORTUNE magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies list. Receive breaking news from Allegiant by visiting Allegiant’s Facebook Fan Page at or follow Allegiant on Twitter at