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Allegiant Air to start Minot-Las Vegas service

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new, nonstop jet service between Minot, ND and Las Vegas starting on October 22.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Minot International Airport (MOT) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service on Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Minot at 12:10 p.m. (1210) arriving in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. (1300). Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 6:50 a.m. (0650) arriving in Minot at 11:30 a.m. (1130) (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 (MD-80) jet aircraft on the route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. DC-9-87 (MD-87) N949MA (msn 49779) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

Allegiant Air to start Moline/Quad Cities-Las Vegas flights

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) announced new, nonstop jet service between the Moline/Quad Cities, IL, and Las Vegas will begin on October 14. Fares start at $44.99.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N866GA (msn 49910) arrives at the LAS hub.

Allegiant 1Q net profit drops 19.8% to $22.6 million

Allegiant Air (Allegiant Travel Company) (Las Vegas) is still making money. However its first quarter net profit declined by 19.8 percent to $22.6 million.

During the first quarter of 2010 the company placed one owned 150-seat DC-9-82 (MD-82) aircraft into revenue service. We placed a second owned 150-seat DC-9-80 (MD-80) aircraft into service early in the second quarter, in conjunction with the previously announced planned permanent withdrawal of one DC-9-87 (MD-87) aircraft on April 1 (our 130-seat DC-9-87 fleet, now numbering three, operates almost exclusively for our fixed-fee programs). By the end of the second quarter 2010, we expect to have an operating fleet of 50 DC-9-80 (MD-80) aircraft (including our three remaining DC-9-87 aircraft).

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Copyright Photo: FastEddie-Freedom Aviation Photography. Ex-SAS McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N416NV (msn 49555, ex LN-RMD) was acquired on February 21, 2010 and is now operating in the basic livery minus the usual tail logo.

Air Sweden acquires DC-9-82 SE-RJP

Copyright Photo: Ola Carlsson. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 SE-RJP (msn 49209) flew EBL-ARN on delivery on April 9. The airliner is due to be repainted. It still carries Air-Albatros titles and Alitalia colors after 4-5 months of storage.

Air Sweden (2nd) (Stockholm-Arlanda) has acquired McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) SE-RJP (msn 49209, ex I-DAWS). It joins DC-9-81 (MD-81) SE-DMT.

USA Jet Airlines is operating its first McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 for DirectAir

USA Jet Airlines (Ypsilanti) acquired its first McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) on December 31, 2009 when this ex-Alaska Airlines aircraft joined the fleet. N949NS (msn 53022, ex N949AS) is being operated for public charter company DirectAir (Myrtle Beach) in this basic all-white condition minus any titles. DirectAir returned to the golfing and beach destination Myrtle Beach, SC for the season starting on February 4, 2010 with charter service to and from Myrtle Beach. Service to other cities is now ramping up.

Copyright Photo: Jan Petzold. N949NS is pictured on final approach to MYR on March 5.