While nearly all US airlines saw their earnings rise in the third quarter, Allegiant Air parent Allegiant Travel Co. reported net income fell 4.5% to $13.2 million from $13.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The carrier cited the "effects of the slowdown in the general economy," for the lower result. “Unlike business-oriented carriers, this slow down, combined with our substantial growth, led to smaller unit revenue increases than anticipated,” Allegiant Chairman ...

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