Allegiant Travel Co., which operates Allegiant Air, has ordered its 50th Airbus A320 single-aisle passenger jet, the European planemaker said Wednesday.
Airbus said in a release it’s the first time Allegiant —based in Las Vegas and which operates service at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport — has placed an aircraft order directly with it.
“By the end of 2016, Allegiant will be a majority Airbus carrier as measured by available seat miles,” Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel senior vice president of planning, said in the Airbus release. “This is an exciting milestone for Allegiant having taken delivery of our first Airbus aircraft just in 2013.”
Allegiant has seven A319s and 10 A320s in service, and 17 A320 Family jets either pending service or leased to other operators.
It also operates a fleet of six Boeing 757 and 53 MD-80 aircraft.
In Wichita, Allegiant operates nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa.