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 Travel Company is beginning a project to add 16 seats to each of the 150-seat MD-81s, MD-82s, MD-83s and MD-88s operated by its subsidiary Allegiant Air, bringing the total number of saleable seats to 166 on each aircraft.

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Allegiant Travel Company reveals it signed an agreement on December 30 to purchase 18 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) for its subsidiary airline Allegiant Air ― whose fleet consists entirely of MD-80s ― and says it will pay for the aircraft with cash.

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Fast-growing U.S. airline Allegiant Air has decided to stop operating the Cuban family charter programs that it currently flies for five separate charter program sponsors and switch the aircraft involved to its growing scheduled-service network.

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