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Teamsters Threaten to Leave Allegiant Passengers Stranded Through Strike

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Allegiant has reason to believe
that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, representing
Allegiant Air pilots, intends to initiate an illegal strike against our
company. This irresponsible and illegal action by the Teamsters has been timed
to coincide with the busy holiday travel period, and unfortunately, will
likely disrupt flights and passengers in and out of all of our destinations.

We have activated additional call center staff, and Allegiant will be
contacting affected travelers directly to alert them of this development and
make them aware of available travel options. Additionally, customers may sign
up for flight alerts for individual flights at Allegiant.com/flight-status, or
check for Travel Advisories at Allegiant.com/travel-advisory.

Allegiant is taking immediate legal action to put an end to the strike and
restore normal service as quickly as possible.

Allegiant Air had been actively negotiating with the Teamsters through
November of last year, and had hoped to continue these negotiations to avoid
this disruption for our passengers. However, instead of addressing their
issues at the bargaining table, the Teamsters have resorted to heavy-handed
and disruptive tactics rather than working toward a resolution.

While our team will continue to seek a positive dialogue with the Teamsters,
and work toward a resolution, disruption to our operations may be inevitable.
We deeply regret the impact on our passengers and will make every effort to
ensure it is temporary and limited.

Customers wishing to have an Allegiant representative contact them should call
773-358-1811, and keep in mind wait times will be extremely long.

For updates on this situation, please check the Allegiant "Press Room" page on
Allegiant.com.

At this time, we are working on scheduling regular press updates. We will send
a media alert with that information as soon as it is scheduled.

CONTACT: PLEASE SEND QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL TO
MEDIARELATIONS@ALLEGIANTAIR.COM

 

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