Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of Allegiant Air, has ordered a usedAirbus A320, the first directly ordered aircraft from the European manufacturer. It will be powered by CFM56 engines.
The order marks Allegiant’s 50th commitment to an Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Allegiant owns a fleet of 34 A320 family aircraft. It has 17 (seven A319s and 10 A320s) in service; the balance are either pending service or leased out to other operators.
“By the end of 2016, Allegiant will be a majority Airbus carrier as measured by available seat miles,” Allegiant SVP-planning Jude Bricker said. “This is an exciting milestone for Allegiant having taken delivery of our first Airbus aircraft just in 2013.”