Allegiant Air to acquire 18 aircraft from SAS Group

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on December 30, 2009 signed a contract to acquire 13 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82/83 (MD-82/83) aircraft from the SAS group with delivery this year and next. The deal also includes five DC-9-87s (MD-87s) which will be dismantled for the spare parts. Allegiant will pay cash and expects to have 60 aircraft in operation by the end of 2011.

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