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Allegiant Air buying six more used Airbus jets

Allegiant Air is buying six more used Airbus jets that will become a part of the Las Vegas-based air carrier’s fleet by the end of 2017.

The company on Monday said it has entered an agreement to buy the twin-engine, 156-passenger A319 jets from Cebu Air Pacific. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We continue to be able to find high-quality, used A319s that fit our specification,” said Jude Bricker, senior vice president of planning, in a statement announcing the transaction.

Two of the aircraft will be purchased this year and the rest will be added in 2016.

Allegiant’s four-year A320-series aircraft acquisition plan is to have 14 A320 jets by the end of 2018 and 30 A319s. The company already flies 53 MD-80 jets and six Boeing 757s, which would give Allegiant 103 aircraft by the end of 2018.

In 2012, Allegiant first introduced Airbus jets to its fleet in an effort to add planes with better fuel efficiency, capacity and range. There are no plans to retire the MD-80 fleet.

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