Posted on: 29 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Allegiant Travel Company has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceos as it transitions to an all-Airbus fleet.
The deal marks the first time the airline has purchased new aircraft from any manufacturer. Each of the A320ceos will be powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International.
“Allegiant offers travellers convenient, affordable nonstop service enabling them to more easily enjoy their favourite vacation destinations,” stated Maury Gallagher, chairman and CEO, Allegiant Travel Company. “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.”
“We love it when we hear the Allegiant team say ‘Airbus is our future’because that demonstrates they are hitting their bottom-line goals while also satisfying their passengers, and they know it’s because of the Airbus A320 Family,” averred John Leahy, COO customers. “The A320 offers wider and more comfortable 18-inch seats, wider aisles for faster boarding and more onboard storage space for today’s larger carry-ons.
Low-cost carriers come back to the A320 family again and again because it offers optimum performance from all perspectives. When an airline grows its A320 fleet, it’s making a sound investment in its financial future.”
Allegiant currently operates a fleet of 15 A319ceo and 16 A320ceo aircraft.