Allegiant Air parent Allegiant Travel Co. signed an agreement to purchase 18 MD-80s from downsizing SAS Group and will take delivery during the first half of this year. Allegiant Air currently operates 46 of the type, of which 42 are owned by the company. By the end of 2011 it will place 13 of the 18 SAS aircraft (MD-82s/-83s) into operation. Along with two MD-82s/-83s bought from SAS in a separate transaction and scheduled for delivery in the current quarter, the 13 aircraft will satisfy ...

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