If I was a betting man, I would say one route might have the honor of the last scheduled flight, but I would imagine the MD-80 subbing some of the scheduled Airbus routes until the very end. So I don’t know if the last MD-80 route would ever be announced.
Also rumors are flying around (no pun intended) that the 80s may stick around until the end of March 2019 to help with the slower inductions of the Airbus and to help augment the airbus fleet until more come on property. Of course, I’ll believe it when the 80 is still flying on Jan 1st, 2019.
Thank you. So 50 A320 is later? A drop of 17 aircraft is substantial.
I'm surprised they haven't taken in more A319. I speculate the LEAP-1A shortfall has Easyjet extending leases and thus temporarily drying up the supply.
I find Allegiant fleet management facinating as their model is different than most airlines. It works...
During last month's conference call Allegiant indicated the last day for scheduled MD flying remains in November.
They also readjusted the fleet plan due to the problems with aircraft arrival. They pushed several aircraft into the 2019 fleet schedule so the total now is lower for the end of this year than previously planned.
It was supposed to 82 aircraft at year-end but will now be 77.
But with fuel rising they stated they will also be doing some route and frequency trimming (routes have to meet G4's margin goals). That will help with the temporarily smaller fleet.
Also FYI, the financing for Sunseeker Resort should be revealed in the next 2 months. After that G4 plans an investor presentation focused only on the resort. That will give better data and info about the resort.