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Allegiant to grow its Airbus fleet to 50 aircraft

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced an agreement to purchase its 50th Airbus aircraft, an A320, from Airbus Financial Services. The purchase marks an important milestone for the company in its long-term transition to an Airbus fleet.

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By the end of 2015, the company’s in service Airbus fleet will number 25, consisting of 15 A320s and 10 A319s. The remaining 25 committed Airbus aircraft will be delivered through 2018. The aircraft announced today will enter revenue service in early 2016. Allegiant anticipates adding further aircraft commitments as opportunities for new transactions arise. At the end of this year, Allegiant will have a total of 82 aircraft in revenue service.

The younger A320 family aircraft will help Allegiant to increase operational efficiency in the coming years. The enhanced operating economics of the aircraft will also open up new growth opportunities for the company by making longer routes and off-peak flying profitable. Routes such as Sanford to Bismarck, North Dakota and Mesa to Fort Wayne, Indiana have been made successful with the introduction of the A320/A319 into the fleet.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 N304NV (msn 2265) approaches the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Allegiant Air announces 17 new routes and two new cities

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today announced new, nonstop jet service on 17 new routes and service to two new cities, San Antonio, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri.

New routes announced include:

Year-Round Nonstop Service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Rochester, N.Y. – Begins Nov. 13, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Omaha, Neb. – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Pittsburgh – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
San Antonio – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Kansas City, Mo. – Begins Nov. 13, 2015 and will operate twice weekly

Seasonal Nonstop Service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Grand Island, Neb. -Begins Nov. 7, 2015 through spring 2016 and will operate once weekly

Year-Round Nonstop Service to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

Belleville, Ill. – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Oklahoma City – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
San Antonio – Begins Nov. 6, 2015 and will operate twice weekly

Seasonal Nonstop Service to Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) from:

Las Vegas – Begins Dec. 18, 2015 through spring 2016 and will operate twice weekly

Year-Round Nonstop Service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

Appleton, Wis. – Begins Nov. 6, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Scranton, Pa. – Begins Nov. 6, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Kansas City, Mo. – Begins Nov. 12, 2015 and will operate twice weekly

Year-Round Nonstop Service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) from:

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Begins Nov. 4, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Akron / Canton, Ohio – Begins Nov. 6, 2015 and will operate twice weekly
Kansas City, Mo. – Begins Nov. 13, 2015 and will operate twice weekly

Year-Round Nonstop Service to Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from:

San Antonio – Begins Nov. 5, 2015 and will operate twice weekly

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com.

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Allegiant announces further expansion in Memphis

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced further expansion in Memphis with the addition of twice weekly nonstop service to Austin, Texas and St. Petersburg/Clearwater beginning on October 1, 2015.

Allegiant began service to Memphis last May with flights to Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Las Vegas and Sanford (near Orlando).

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N881GA (msn 49708) approaches the runway at Las Vegas.

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Allegiant announces four new routes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new nonstop jet service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from four cities across the nation beginning on October 2, 2015, including one city new to the Allegiant network.

New routes announced to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood include:

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – October 1, 2015
Akron-Canton, Ohio – October 2, 2015
Rochester, New York – October 9, 2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 16, 2015 through April 2016

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 N872GA (msn 53295) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) painted in the old 2003 livery.

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Channel 10 News: Allegiant Air cancels 6 flights at St. Petersburg/Clearwater, not enough available aircraft

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (June 18) was forced to cancel six flights at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) following a previous emergency landing which removed an aircraft form the available pool. According to this report by Channel 10 News, the airline admitted they did not have enough aircraft yesterday in service to handle its 283 flight schedule across its system.

The carrier is offering a $200 voucher for future travel.

Meanwhile the pilots have been threatening to strike and the carrier has gone to court to prevent any walkouts.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Allegiant Air’s flight 331 to Boise, Idaho

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) flight 331 from Los Angeles to Boise, Idaho with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N423NV (msn 53008) on Friday evening (June 12) was delayed somewhat in arriving at BOI when a fuel leak developed in the auxiliary power unit while taxiing to the gate. Passengers smelled fuel and when the flight stopped at the gate, passengers opened an emergency exit over the wing and tried to exit via the wing. There were no injuries.

Read the full story from KTVB.com (with picture and video): CLICK HERE

Allegiant wins its injunction appeal against its pilots

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has issued this statement:

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Allegiant prevailed before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its appeal of a lower court ruling which had prohibited the Company from changing the terms and conditions of employment for its pilots. The unanimous appellate court decision held that the lower court erred in finding that Allegiant had to maintain the “status quo” while it negotiates a contract with the pilots’ representative, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters), pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA).

The Teamsters was elected to represent Allegiant’s pilots in August 2012. In late 2013, the Teamsters sued the Company, claiming the Company had violated the RLA’s “status quo” requirements by allegedly making changes to established pilot work rules during the parties’ negotiations. The appellate court concluded that Allegiant has no obligation to maintain the status quo under the RLA during its negotiations with the Teamsters. It vacated the injunction and remanded the case to “permit the Teamsters and Allegiant to continue negotiating a collective bargaining agreement in conformity with the RLA and under the [National Mediation] Board’s guidance.”

“We are pleased with the Court’s ruling and look forward to directing our time and energy to the negotiating table to continue working toward a contract that will be beneficial to both our pilots and the company,” said Steve Harfst, Allegiant’s chief operating officer.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N868GA (msn 49554) arrives back at the Las Vegas base.

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