Allegiant Air this week welcomed its first U.S.-produced Airbus A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama (below).
The pictured Airbus A320-214 N256NV (msn 8220) was handed over on May 22, 2018 and immediately ferried to the Sanford, FL base.
A team of Allegiant employees and executives from the company’s headquarters in Las Vegas (below) joined Airbus’ leadership team at the production facility for a special ceremony to officially mark the delivery. The Airbus A320 is the 11th of 13 new A320 aircraft scheduled for purchase directly from Airbus, to be inducted into Allegiant’s fleet this year.
Previously inducted aircraft have been assembled in Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany.
This delivery marks another step in Allegiant’s planned transition to a single fleet type by the end of 2018. Allegiant currently has a total of 99 Airbus aircraft either in service or committed for future delivery.
All photos by Allegiant Air or Airbus.