Allegiant Air is one of many operators of the MD-80 series aircraft, and also the third largest. They are known for buying used aircrafts from various airlines. Allegiant will eventually begin phasing out MD-80s. The Airbus A319s from easyJet and A320 from Iberia apparently are not replacing the MD-80 aircrafts. The addition of those planes is for expansion to new cities. What aircraft(s) can Allegiant Air purchase to replace the MD-80? Below is a list of carriers that are retiring/replacing their aircraft and something Allegiant Air can see as a good replacement in my opinion. These are based off replacements/retirements that I’m aware of…
Ryanair - Replacing older Boeing 737-800s with newer -800s.
Southwest - Replacing Boeing 737-300s and 500s with -700s, -800s, and MAX 8
Delta Air Lines - Replacing older Airbus A320 with Boeing 737-900ERs
United Airlines - Replacing Boeing 737-500s with -900ERs, and MAX 9
US Airways - Replacing Boeing 737-400s with Airbus A320 family aircrafts
Lufthansa - Replacing Boeing 737-300s and -500s with Airbus A320 family aircrafts
If they wanted to buy more 757-200s for flights to Hawaii, they could buy them from American, United, US Airways, or Delta. Or if they wanted to buy more A320s, I can see them either buying or leasing some from AirAsia considering they have over 300 more on order.
What do you guys think?