Allegiant Travel Company, parent of Las Vegas-based leisure carrier Allegiant Air, said it will increase the capacity of its 57 MD-80s from 150 seats to 166 seats. It said it will invest $50 million in the retrofit. The carrier's three 130-seat MD-87s will not be reconfigured. "These added seats will allow us to grow our capacity with the least amount of risk," Allegiant President Andrew Levy said. "This project effectively increases our capacity by 11% while ...

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