U.S. carrier Allegiant Air will begin operating used Airbus A319s in the second quarter of 2013, giving the ultra-low-cost airline a third type – along with the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and the Boeing 757 – for its fast-growing fleet.

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Deliveries of the 13 aircraft and 12 spare engines to Allegiant Air affiliate Sunrise Asset Management begin immediately and are scheduled to be completed in February 2013. Allegiant Air previously purchased 32 MD-80s from SAS Group in other deals.

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Allegiant Air is operating on Mondays and Fridays between Stockton Metropolitan Airport and Palm Springs International Airport, using 150-seat McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.

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Allegiant Air is launching six-times weekly nonstop jet service between Las Vegas and Mesa in Arizona on November 17.

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Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly, non-stop service between Niagara Falls International Airport in New York state and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in the Tampa Bay area of Florida on December 15.

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American Airlines is expanding ‘entertainment on demand’, the airline’s inflight streaming video product, to approximately 400 Wi-Fi enabled aircraft by the end of 2012.

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American Airlines says it is the first North American airline to begin testing a new in-flight streaming-video product from Aircell, which will allow customers to stream content such as movies and TV shows wirelessly from an in-flight library to their personal Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flight.

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Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly seasonal service between Laredo, Texas, and Orlando Sanford International Airport on May 20. The seasonal service will operate through August 16.

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Allegiant Air is launching scheduled service between Moline’s Quad City International Airport in Illinois and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida’s Tampa Bay area on February 18.

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Allegiant’s new flights will operate four times weekly between McCarran International Airport and Long Beach Airport, with service on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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The new flights will operate twice a week from November 19 between Elmira Corning Regional Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, with service on Mondays and Fridays.

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The new flights will operate twice weekly between Gallatin Field Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, with service on Mondays and Fridays.

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The new flights will operate twice weekly between Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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By March 1, 2011, Allegiant will base a 150-seat MD-80 at Wendover Airport to provide charter services to a number of small cities throughout the United States for Peppermill Casinos’ three Wendover resorts – Montego Bay Casino Resort, Rainbow & Hotel Casino and Peppermill Hotel & Casino.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $24.2 million civil penalty against American Airlines for failing to follow correctly a 2006 airworthiness directive involving the maintenance of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. Ultimately, American had to ground more than 300 MD-80s temporarily in April 2008 in order to complete the actions required by the directive.

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Allegiant Air is begiining twice-weekly nonstop jet service between Minot, North Dakota and Las Vegas on October 22.

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Allegiant Air’s new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport and McCarran International Airport, with service on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Continuing its successful network strategy of linking secondary and tertiary U.S. airports with popular domestic vacation destinations, Allegiant Air is launching service between Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona and Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado on October 8.

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Allegiant Air is launching nonstop jet service between Pueblo, Colorado, and Las Vegas on October 7.

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