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Make-A-Wish Receives Largest Walk Sponsorship To-Date From Allegiant Air


October 29, 2013


Charlotte, NC

Allegiant Air is making wishes come true, thanks to a $24,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina’s Walk for Wishes events. Hosting three walks in Asheville, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem, Make-A-Wish looks to raise enough funds to grant over 35 wishes for children in our community battling life-threatening medical conditions.

A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of them, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses. For their doctors, nurses and other health professionals, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better, emotionally and even physically.

Allegiant Air recently announced flights between Concord Regional Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport, making Allegiant the first airline offering passenger service at Concord Regional Airport. Flights are scheduled to begin on Friday, December 20, 2013 and will run Friday and Monday mornings. Their affordable fares and non-stop flights will make the wishes to visit Central Florida theme parks easier to grant.

Allegiant Public Relations Specialist, Lindsay Hernquist thinks aligning with Make-A-Wish is beneficial for both sides. Hernquist states, “Allegiant has built a business around helping make vacation possible in small communities throughout the country. By establishing Make-A-Wish as its primary charity, Allegiant is able to help make wishes possible in the communities it serves. Allegiant donates travel to wish kids and their families in cities across the country.”

For more information, please contact Stephanie Leeper at (704) 339-0334, x226, or

Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1985, more than 3,000 local children have experienced a wish come true. For more information visit:

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Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, The company has been named one of America’s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit:

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Charlotte, NC  28204

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