Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel has signed a
firm order for one Airbus A320 aircraft, the airline’s 50th
commitment to an Airbus A320 Family member, and the first time
they have purchased an aircraft directly from Airbus.
currently owns a fleet of 34 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, with 17
in their own service (7 A319s and 10 A320s), and the balance
either pending service or leased out to other operators.
ordered A320 will be powered by CFM56 engines.
“By the end of 2016, Allegiant will be a
majority Airbus carrier as measured by available seat miles,” said
Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of
planning. “This is an exciting milestone for Allegiant having
taken delivery of our first Airbus aircraft just in 2013.”
“What happens in Vegas is what is happening around the world,”
said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers.
“Allegiant is among the growing ranks of low-cost carriers that
appreciate the A320 Family as the perfect balance of comfort,
economy and efficiency. Allegiant just marked its 50th consecutive
profitable quarter and our aircraft in their fleet helped achieve
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