Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan

Should an unusual event result in a lengthy onboard delay, we want to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and crew. If the aircraft is delayed on the tarmac, without access to a terminal gate, the following contingency plan to ensure we meet our customers’ essential needs will apply. Tarmac delay means the holding of an aircraft on the ground either before taking off or after landing with no opportunity for its passengers to deplane. Our Manager of Customer Operations will work with the affected airport and in-flight teams to implement the plan which may include the participation of local airport authorities and other carriers.

1. For flights arriving at a U.S. airport, Allegiant will not permit its aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three (3) hours in the case of domestic flights or four (4) hours in the case of international flights without allowing passengers the opportunity to deplane, unless:

a. The pilot-in-command determines there is a safety-related or security-related reason (e.g. weather, a directive from an appropriate government agency) why the aircraft cannot leave its position on the tarmac to deplane passengers; or

b. Air traffic control advises the pilot-in-command that proceeding to the gate or another suitable disembarkation point in order to deplane passengers would significantly disrupt airport operations.

2. For flights departing from a U.S. airport, Allegiant will begin to return its aircraft to the gate or another suitable disembarkation point no more than three (3) hours in the case of domestic flights or four (4) hours in the case of international flights after the main aircraft door has closed for the purpose of allowing passengers the opportunity to deplane, unless:

a. The pilot-in-command determines there is a safety-related or security-related reason (e.g. weather, a directive from an appropriate government agency) why the aircraft cannot leave its position on the tarmac to deplane passengers; or

b. Air traffic control advises the pilot-in-command that returning to the gate or another suitable disembarkation point in order to deplane passengers would significantly disrupt airport operations.

3. For all flights, Allegiant will provide adequate food (e.g. snack foods such as pretzels or granola bars) and non-alcoholic beverages no later than two (2) hours after the aircraft leaves the gate (in the case of departure) or touches down (in the case of arrival) if the aircraft remains on the tarmac, unless the pilot-in-command determines that safety or security considerations preclude such service.

4. For all flights, Allegiant will provide comfortable cabin temperatures and operable restroom facilities, as well as adequate medical attention if needed, while the aircraft remains on the tarmac.

5. For all flights, Allegiant will provide passengers on the delayed flight notification regarding the status of the delay every 30 minutes while the aircraft is delayed, including the reasons for the tarmac delay, if known.

6. For all flights, Allegiant will provide passengers on the delayed flight notification beginning 30 minutes after scheduled departure time (including any revised departure time that passengers were notified about before boarding) and every 30 minutes thereafter that they have the opportunity to deplane from the aircraft if it is at the gate or another disembarkation area with the door open, provided the opportunity to deplane actually exists.

7. At all U.S. airports with 10,000 or more total annual enplanements (including diversion airports), Allegiant has coordinated this plan with (a) airport authorities, (b) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and (c) if the airport is regularly used for international flights operated by Allegiant, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This coordination includes the ability to share facilities and make gates available at the airport in an emergency.

8. Allegiant will provide sufficient resources to implement this plan.