Allegiant Air starts Blended Winglet installation on its first two Boeing 757-200s

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has ordered six shipsets of Aviation Partners Boeing 757-200 Blended Winglets.  The first installations have commenced at ATS in Everett, Washington, and Flightstar in Jacksonville, Florida.

Allegiant’s six Blended Winglet performance-enhanced 757-200s will be used for Allegiant Air’s planned ETOPS (Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations) flights to Hawaii, among other potential routes.

The first aircraft is due to be 757-204 N901NV (msn 26963, ex N963BV).

On the financial side, parent Allegiant Travel Company reported a net profit of $17.6 million in the second quarter, down from $23.9 million in the same quarter a year ago.