Boeing Secures Aircraft Order From US Budget Carrier Allegiant | Nevada News

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Allegiant Air on Wednesday said it would buy 50 Boeing 737 Maxs and take options for 50 more, giving Chicago-based Boeing a significant place in the low-cost airline’s all-Airbus fleet .

Financial terms were not disclosed. The 737 Max 7 and Max 8 models selected by the Allegiant list for $ 99.7 million and $ 121.6 million each, but airlines regularly get big discounts.

Allegiant has said it will take delivery of the planes from 2023 to 2025.

Maurice Gallagher, CEO and chairman of parent company Allegiant Travel Co., said the Las Vegas-based company will continue to buy used planes, but the deal with Boeing gives it the ability to increase capacity. passenger transport and to withdraw older aircraft.

Boeing said the new jets will use 20 percent less fuel than Allegiant’s current fleet, which includes 44 Airbus A320s and 31 slightly smaller Airbus A319s, according to the airline’s website.

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Allegiant previously used McDonnell Douglas MD-80 planes, which Boeing bought in 1999. The airline retired the last of those planes and switched to an all-Airbus fleet in 2018.

Allegiant shares lost more than 8% in afternoon trading.

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