Allegiant’s MD-80 purchase

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January 5: Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is to take delivery of 18 MD-80 aircraft from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) by the end of 2011, comprising 13 MD-82/3 jets for service and five MD-87s, which the airline plans to use as a source of spare engines and other spares.
Allegiant says it will pay for the aircraft with cash. It currently operates 46 MD-80 aircraft.