The Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This deal marks the first time the low-cost airline has purchased new aircraft from any manufacturer. Each will be powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International. The company says its current fleet plan is focused on a transition to all Airbus aircraft including a mix of previously-owned aircraft along with those included in this deal.
Maury Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company commented: “Allegiant offers travellers convenient, affordable nonstop service enabling them to more easily enjoy their favourite vacation destinations. As we continue to transition to an all-Airbus fleet, this purchase will allow us to accelerate that process, reduce complexity in our fleet and provide our passengers with an ever-improving experience.”
Allegiant currently operates a fleet of 15 A319ceo and 16 A320ceo aircraft.