FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. August 2, 2016 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today surprised a local Broward County chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America with free flights. An airline representative and locally-based in-flight crew gave members and program leaders round-trip tickets at the Nan Knox Club in Fort Lauderdale.
Allegiant worked with Boys & Girls Club of Broward County personnel to plan a surprise assembly, in which an airline representative and a Fort Lauderdale-based Allegiant flight attendant and pilot surprised 100 unsuspecting students and program leaders with free airfare. The tickets can be used on Allegiant’s network, which flies to more than 100 cities across the country, including nearly 20 destinations from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The airfare giveaway is part of Allegiant’s “$1 Million Summer” promotion, through which the company is giving away $1 million dollars in airfare by the end of the summer.
“Allegiant recognizes the integral role that Boys & Girls Clubs play in our communities, and we wanted to reward the children of the Fitness Fun program who focus on academic success throughout the summer months,” said Jude Bricker, chief operating officer at Allegiant. “The goal of our $1 Million Summer promotion is to inspire people to travel for the things in life that matter most, and we’re happy to provide airfare to every child of the Fitness Fun program at the Nan Knox Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. We hope the children and program leaders know how much we appreciate the hard work they do and are able to take some much needed vacation time this year courtesy of Allegiant.”
“We are proud to partner with Allegiant Air and are very grateful that they are recognizing our members and staff for their commitment to academic success during the summer,” said Brian Quail, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “Our goal is to provide world-class club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through the doors and, with Allegiant’s help, we are making sure that happens.”
Allegiant announced the “$1 Million Summer” promotion in March with plans to work closely with partners in the communities they serve to identify travelers in need of complimentary travel. Allegiant is confident the campaign will provide groups and individuals travel opportunities they may not otherwise be able to take. To date, the company has executed a number of large scale giveaways including providing free airfare for more than 200 folks on 12 new routes announced on June 28, 2016 and, most recently, surprising the staff of Wolf Meadow Elementary School in Concord, North Carolina with free flights. For ongoing information and updates on this exciting promotion, travelers are encouraged to follow @Allegiant and #MillionDollarSummer on social media.
Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one plane and one route to offering access to low-cost flights in over 100 cities nationwide, more than any other domestic low-cost carrier. Allegiant passengers can enjoy unique savings by bundling their air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together for less.
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.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,500 at-risk youth ages 6-18 annually from its 12 Broward County-area Clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCBC is the 5th largest Club in the United States and has received Charity Navigators highest rating, 4 Stars, in each of the last 5 years. Chosen as the #1 youth agency in the country five years in a row by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Boys & Girls Clubs are recognized as one of the best run non-profit agencies in a study by Fortune 500. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more information, please call (954) 537-1010 or visit www.bgcbc.org.