Provo Airport hosts L.A. ticket giveaway

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Employees work to clear the airplane hangar for the ticket giveaway event tonight. "Monster's, Inc." will be projected onto the hangar wall following the drawing. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Employees work to clear the airplane hangar for the ticket giveaway event on Wednesday. “Monster’s, Inc.” will be projected onto the hangar wall following the drawing. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Roll out the red carpet, because Hollywood just got closer. The Provo Municipal Airport and Allegiant Air now offers nonstop service from Provo to Los Angeles (LAX), and they’re throwing a Hollywood-themed ticket giveaway on Wednesday to celebrate the new service.

The family-friendly event features a giveaway where a winner and three guests will receive a free flight to Los Angeles and a weekend stay at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort.

“We want to have the event to celebrate the start of nonstop, direct service from Provo to L.A.,” said Allegiant Air Spokesperson Lindsay Hernquist. “We hope it increases excitement about the new service.”

The red carpet entrance starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at the airport. Participants can qualify to enter the drawing by dressing up in their best red carpet attire. The winner will be drawn at 6:30 p.m., and “Monsters, Inc.” will be shown afterward in the UVU Hangar B. The first 100 participants will also be given an Allegiant Air tote bag that contains movie concessions.

Provo Deputy Mayor Corey Norman said residents often asked about adding a flight to Southern California.

“(Residents) have asked us about it for some time, and we listened,” he said. “It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time.”

The event organizers encourage participants to bring snacks, blankets, pillows and chairs for the movie.

“We hope (participants) come to the event with excitement and have a good time,” Norman said. “We’re excited to celebrate the fact that we can go to L.A.”

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Alisha swapped plains for peaks when she moved to Utah from her Kansas hometown. After graduating from BYU and traveling around China with her husband, Shane, they put down roots in Utah Valley, where Alisha first fell in love with yoga, learned to ski and discovered fry sauce. Alisha is an associate editor, writing for Utah Valley Magazine and UtahValley360.com. Follow her on Twitter @alishagallag.

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