Four years after its first flight to Hawaii, Allegiant Air will end its costly experiment, saying it will pull out of Honolulu in August 2016 and retire all of its Boeing 757s by 2017. The Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier had high hopes for Hawaii, and from 2010-12 estimated it would spend $75-$90 million acquiring and preparing six used aircraft for service. At the time, Allegiant was an all-MD-80 operator, but it calculated its typical strategy of flying small-town leisure travelers from ...

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