New Pilots

Allegiant to Buy Four More A319s from Cebu Pacific

2016 05 13

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has agreed to purchase four additional Airbus A319s from Philippines-based low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018.

Allegiant previously agreed to purchase six A319s from Cebu Pacific. The company has taken delivery of three of those aircraft, with the remaining deliveries scheduled to occur later this year.

By the end of 2016, the company's in-service Airbus fleet will number 33, comprising 16 A320s and 17 A319s. Allegiant said it anticipates adding further aircraft commitments as opportunities for new transactions arise. At the end of this year, Allegiant will have a total of 85 aircraft in revenue service.

"By the end of 2016, Allegiant will be a majority Airbus carrier, as measured by available seat miles," Allegiant Travel Co. COO Jude Bricker said. "This agreement to purchase additional aircraft from Cebu Pacific is an important step in our long-term transition to a single fleet type."

Allegiant said the younger A320 family aircraft will help to increase operational efficiency in the coming years and open up new growth opportunities by making longer routes and off-peak flying profitable.