Allegiant Travel Company, parent of the airline, reported earnings of $17.2 million for the first quarter, down 24.1% compared to income of $22.6 million in the year-ago period in large part owing to a 38% rise in fuel costs. "We are very proud to report our 33rd consecutive profitable quarter," Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher said, adding, "We are especially pleased about these results in light of the rapid increase in fuel prices we experienced during the quarter, in ...

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