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July 7, 2013

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Airline honored

PLATTSBURGH — Allegiant has been named the Overall Top-Performing Airline and the top-performer in the Small Carrier category by Aviation Week. This annual award recognizes the company’s financial strength and ability to successfully grow its unique “hometown airline” business model.

In addition to its high financial health score, Allegiant was selected because of its ability to increase its net profit and for capitalizing on ancillary revenue. The annual Top-Performing Airline (TPA) study is based primarily on financial results from the last full calendar year and measures all public carriers world-wide. Carriers are scored in six categories and ranked by total score. Allegiant was given a 74.8 score overall with a score of 75 in the Small Carrier category, more than five points over the second-ranked carrier in both categories. Allegiant holds the best five-year average score of 75.

“We’re pleased to be recognized as the Top-Performing Airline,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president, said. “It is a testament to our relentless dedication to being both low-cost and profitable, as well as the innovation and hard work of our great team members. We look forward to continued growth and healthy financial performance.”

Allegiant was also named the top-performing airline in North America as well as having the top five-year average score. The company was first recognized by Aviation Week as the top-performing low-cost airline in 2010. This is the first year the company has been named Overall Top-Performing Airline worldwide.

Open house

WILLSBORO — Smith House Health Center in Willsboro is hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 10, from 3 to 6 pm.

The event will allow members of the community to meet the organization’s medical director, Dr. Mary Glickman, and the health center staff, while showcasing the building’s recent renovations and enhancements.

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