Las Vegas-based Allegiant has announced today a purchasing agreement for four Airbus A319 from Philippines-based low-coast carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific, with deliveries expected to take place between 2017 and 2018.
Allegiant previously agreed to purchase six A319s from the same Asian airline. So far, three of them have been delivered, and the other three will be received later this year. The airline expects to have 85 jetliners in service by the end of the year, 33 of which will be Airbus A320 family aircraft—17 A319s and 16 A320s.
“This agreement to purchase additional aircraft from Cebu Pacific is an important step in our long-term transition to a single fleet type.” Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company chief operating officer said in a statement.
Despite the record numbers of passengers, Allegiant has been in the spotlight after various emergency landings, negative press and questions about its safety — some posed by its own mechanics and cabin crew staff.