Allegiant Takes Delivery of Its New A320 Aircraft

In 2016, Allegiant announced an agreement with Airbus to take delivery of new Airbus A320s, these to be the largest aircraft in Allegiant’s fleet. The first A320 departed Toulouse, France in May. Allegiant’s strategy is to move to an all-Airbus fleet. By early 2018, Allegiant will take delivery of 12 Airbus A320 aircraft, at which time the airline will have a fleet of 79 aircraft active or on order, including 19 existing A320 and 20 A319 models.

The new Airbus will be based at Orlando Sanford Airport in Florida following its checkout period. The aircraft will display its new paint livery planned for all its aircraft. With the introduction of the new Airbus, Allegiant plans to retire its MD-80 and Boeing 757 fleet. Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president, announced that the MD-80 fleet is expected to be retired within three years. Allegiant also plans to retire four Boeing 757s and stop service to Hawaii.

St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) is proud of our relationship with Allegiant and looks forward to watching their evolution to an all-Airbus fleet. To learn more about Airbus aircraft, visit

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