(07 Jan 2022) Allegiant Air has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for 50 additional jets.
Allegiant selected two models from the 737 MAX family – the 737-7 and 737-8-200, in what is Boeing’s first deal with an US-based ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC).
Boeing 737-7 and 737-8-200 in Allegiant Air’s colours
“Our approach to fleet has always been opportunistic, and this exciting transaction with Boeing is no exception,” said Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant chairman and CEO. “While the heart of our strategy continues to center on previously-owned aircraft, the infusion of up to 100 direct-from-the-manufacturer 737s will bring numerous benefits for the future – including flexibility for capacity growth and aircraft retirements, significant environmental benefits, and modern configuration and cabin features our customers will appreciate.”
Allegiant will also utilize a suite of Boeing Global Services digital tools to further enhance operational efficiency.
“We are thrilled that Allegiant has selected Boeing and the 737 MAX as they position themselves for future growth, improved efficiency and operational cost performance,” said Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. “This deal further validates the economics of the 737 MAX family in the ULCC market and we’re excited to stand alongside Allegiant as they integrate these new airplanes into their fleet.”
Allegiant currently operates a fleet of 108 Airbus A319 and A320 airplanes.