American low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is planning to phase out its fleet of 44 McDonnell Douglas MD-83s and six MD-88s by 2020.
The company’s CEO, Maurice J Gallagher Jnr said: “The plan depends on how fast we can find available Airbus A319-100 and A320 airframes to replace capacity.”
It is currently on track to take delivery of 23 A320s by 2018. The carrier is planning to transition to an all-Airbus fleet by the end of the decade. Aside from its MD-80s, Allegiant operates 15 A319s, 16 A320-200s and five 757-200s.