Friday, July 29, 2016

Allegiant to buy 12 A320s

Allegiant Travel Co., of Las Vegas, Nev., has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This deal marks the first time the low-cost airline has purchased new aircraft from any manufacturer. Each will be powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International. The company's current fleet plan is focused on a transition to all Airbus aircraft including a mix of previously-owned aircraft along with those included in this deal. (Source: Airbus, 07/29/16) Gulf Coast note: Airbus builds A320 series jetliners in Mobile, Ala., for customers in North America.