Allegiant Air to increase the number of seats on its DC-9-82/83 fleet

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on September 13, 2010 announced it is beginning a project to add 16 seats to its fleet of 150-seat DC-9-82/83 (MD-82/83) aircraft, bringing the total number of seats to 166 on each of these aircraft. The company currently operates 48 such aircraft and owns nine additional DC-9-80 (MD-80) aircraft, which it plans to introduce into service in 2011 and 2012. Allegiant also operates three 130-seat DC-9-87 (MD-87) aircraft which will not be re-configured.

Allegiant Air is also planning to add the Boeing 757-200 to its fleet for its new proposed Hawaii service.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. The pictured ex-FlyNordic DC-9-82 N406NV (msn 49900, ex SE-RFC) was acquired on February 12, 2009 and arrives at Baltimore/Washington on a charter flight.