Allegiant Air (G4, Las Vegas Harry Reid) has adjusted its 2021 B737 MAX order with Boeing by converting some B737-7s to B737-8-200s, although the exact split was not revealed. The new deal also adds 30 more MAX options.

"The amended agreements reflect a revised delivery schedule with the first delivery due under the amendment in late 2023 and the delivery schedule for the initial 50 aircraft to now extend through late 2025," the airline said in an SEC filing. "The amended agreement now provides for revised terms to acquire as many as 80 (in total) additional 737 MAX aircraft [30 more than before], subject to the terms of the agreement".

In line with the revised delivery timeline, Allegiant Air now expects to retire all twenty-one of its 177-seater A320-200s by the end of 2025.

Before the amendment, Boeing data showed the US budget airline had committed to buying thirty B737-7s and twenty B737-8-200s. It is one of just five customers for the smaller, still uncertified variant, alongside Southwest Airlines, SkyUp Airlines, Luxair, and Ruili Airlines, the ch-aviation fleets module shows.

The airline also announced it secured up to USD412.1 million in loan financing from BNP Paribas and Jackson Square Aviation to acquire the first four B737-8-200s due between December 2023 and June 2024 and to re-finance seven A320-200s. The first tranche of USD196 million was drawn down on September 29, 2023.

Allegiant Air's current fleet comprises thirty-five A319-100s (each seating up to 156 passengers) and ninety-four A320-200s, including 21 aircraft with 177 passenger seats, 12 with 180 seats, and 61 with 186 seats. The airline plans to continue its long-term strategy of sourcing second-hand Airbus aircraft even as it adds new B737 MAX.