Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly nonstop service between Lexington, Kentucky and Las Vegas on November 16, using Boeing 757-200s.

Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly nonstop service between Lexington, Kentucky and Las Vegas on November 16, using Boeing 757-200s.

The carrier will introduce the new service to Central Kentucky residents with fares from $104.98 one way, not including taxes and government fees. While a “convenience fee” of $16.99 per passenger is included in the introductory fare, Allegiant Air will charge an additional $14.99 fee per segment when customers purchase their tickets through Allegiant call centers.

This photo shows the interior of one of Allegiant Air's McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jets. Each seat row has five-across seating in an MD-80, but Allegiant's Boeing 757-200s feature six-across seat rows

Purchases made at any Allegiant airport ticket office will not incur a convenience or call-center fee. When purchased at the time of booking, a checked-bag fee of up to $29.99 per bag will apply per person, per segment.

Allegiant’s $104.98 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by September 21 and is valid for travel between November 16, 2011, and February 14, 2012. The Allegiant Air introductory fare is not available on all flights.

“This is incredibly exciting news for Lexington and the entire Central Kentucky region,” says Eric Frankl, executive director of Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. “Allegiant has been a great partner in our community and this will represent the fourth city they will now serve out of Lexington in addition to Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers, Orlando and Tampa Bay. I have talked with many people over the past few years about the possibility of nonstop service to Las Vegas and now Allegiant is making that happen.”

The new flights will operate twice each week between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), with Allegiant Air operating the round-trips on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Allegiant Air’s Lexington-Las Vegas flights will depart LEX at 3:45 p.m. and land at LAS at 5:00 p.m., local time. In the other direction, Allegiant’s flights will leave LAS at 8:00 a.m. and land at LEX at 2:30 p.m. local time. The carrier will use 217-seat Boeing 757-200s on the route.

On average, more than 37 million people visit Las Vegas each year, the vast majority coming to experience the Las Vegas Strip. The famous 4.2-mile section of Las Vegas Boulevard is home to 19 of the world’s largest hotels, each with its own unique look, atmosphere and offerings.

Allegiant Travel Company (Allegiant Air’s parent company) partners with more than 60 Las Vegas hotel properties to offer fly-and-stay packages. Its Las Vegas partner hotels include Planet Hollywood; Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club; Bellagio; The Venetian Resort & Casino; Paris Las Vegas; MGM Grand; Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; Caesars Palace; Monte Carlo Resort & Casino; The Mirage; Excalibur Hotel & Casino; New York-New York Hotel & Casino; Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino; Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter; and Red Rock Resort & Spa. Allegiant also provides car rental booking options through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.

Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at or by calling the company’s travel agents at 702-505-8888.

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