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February 3, 2013

Business briefs: Feb. 3, 2013

Appointments announced

PLATTSBURGH — Alec Currier and Staub Spiegel have joined the sales team at Northern Insuring Agency .

Currier graduated from Alfred University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He joins the Business Insurance Division and holds his Property and Casualty License. He has successfully passed the first of five courses for his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation.

Spiegel joins the Business Insurance Division with eight years of business insurance sales experience. He holds his Property and Casualty License and is an active member of the Chazy Lions Club.

“We are excited to welcome Alec and Staub to our sales team,” said Rosemary Souza-Botten, vice president of Northern Insuring. “They bring with them a very high energy level and are both driven to succeed.”

Northern Insuring celebrates 83 years in business in 2013 and has been named a Best Practices Agency the last three years.

Airline landmarks

PLATTSBURGH — Allegiant airlines recently reported its 40 million passenger mark and its 40th consecutive profitable quarter, continuing 10 years of success and growth in the U.S. airline industry. The company’s approach has allowed it to thrive while making travel affordable.

Allegiant differs in many ways from other U.S. airlines. The company is focused on nonstop leisure travel, providing customers with low base fares and great value. Allegiant has remained flexible, aggressively managing schedules, capacity and fares to meet demand in individual markets. This flexibility is one of the many ways Allegiant is able to keep costs low, ensuring continued value for its customers. Allegiant has also been on the forefront of unbundling the air product, offering an a la carte menu of services that allows passengers to customize their itinerary to fit their needs and their budget.

In 2012, among the top U.S. commercial carriers, Allegiant had the highest load factor, second in year-over-year capacity growth and third in year-over-year traffic growth. It has done all of this while keeping the average base fare below $90. With competitors limiting service due to cutbacks and mergers, Allegiant is aggressively managing its fleet and schedule to ensure that communities have access to convenient, affordable travel options.

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