Allegiant Air parent Allegiant Travel Co. concluded the third quarter, which it described as "our historically weakest," with a $13.8 million profit that represented a nearly threefold gain over the $4.9 million surplus reported in the year-ago period. "In the third quarter of 2008, we squeezed capacity hard to compensate for extraordinarily high fuel prices. This year we returned to more normal third-quarter aircraft utilization, which, in combination with a seven-aircraft increase in our ...

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