Allegiant Air: Transition to Airbus fleet is nearly complete

    Allegiant Air chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher reported (24-Oct-2018) the carrier’s transition to an all Airbus fleet is nearly complete. He said the decision to move the transition up by a year from 2019 to 2018 has “proven to be an excellent one given the higher fuel cost environment”. He said the carrier anticipates available seat miles per gallon will increase by almost 40% in 2019, compared to the all MD-80 fleet from 2010. The airline expects 4Q2018 scheduled and system available seat miles (ASM) to grow between 4% and 6% year-on-year, growing full year ASM growth to between 9.5% and 10.5%. [more – original PR]