McCarranMGR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
I just was curious if anybody had heard any recent news about G4 getting some 757's. Rumor has it 4 were pulled last week and are in a paint shop. Of course this is just speculation but that’s what we go to Airlines.net for right? Again any updates would be appreciated. Thanks
BNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
They just got a bunch (14-16?) M80's from SAS didn't they? They seem to do a really good job with those, and they are certainly cheap enough to acquire, though they do drink fuel. If they wanted to reach the focus cities from places out of the M80 range, the 57 might work. Would look good in the Allegiant livery IMO.
GSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2749 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 5): The 757 rumor has popped up so many times I've lost track. Last year it was 6 757s that G4 supposedly had bought. Last year there were rumors involving aircraft from Thomson, NW, and others.
I've expected them to add another type for several years now.
I'm not saying it hasn't happened this time but I need to hear more before I get excited.
Oh, it's just the next logical step. They've GOT to get a longer-range a/c in the fleet!
"Ben Mutzabaugh: One reader submitted a question that reads: "Allegiant has stated they are interested in [Boeing] 757s for Hawaii service. Ã¢ÂÂ¦ How's that coming along?" Is there any truth to that ... or anything you can add?
Maurice Gallagher: Hawaii is an interesting market for us. Unfortunately, ... we have to have a different airplane to do it. We couldn't do Hawaii with the existing fleet. So, we'd have to add something to our fleet. But, all in good time. I wouldn't rule Hawaii out, but we have no instant plan to do it.
Mutzabaugh: So, that's something that maybe has come up for discussion as your team looks for new opportunities?
Gallagher: We talk a lot about a lot of different things.
Mutzabaugh: One reader writes in with this question: "Any timeline for changing fleet from MD-80s to another fleet type, (perhaps to a Boeing 737 or Airbus A319)?"
Gallagher: No timeline. We'll be with the MD-80 for many, many years. It's a great airplane; It's very reasonably priced................Will we eventually get another airplane type to replace the MD-80 and evolve out of it? Yes. But we have no rush. We'll deal with it in time Ã¢ÂÂ¦ and when it's appropriate."
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JMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 6): Oh, it's just the next logical step. They've GOT to get a longer-range a/c in the fleet
According to what I have read in my current Air Transport World, which did a nice expose on Allegiant, they are doing fine as they are. I am sure a larger aircraft would suit them, but they would not be a carrier to fly daily routes, anywhere.
The statistics for end of 3rd Quarter 2009 are amazing !