Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces it has discovered a compliance issue which will require immediate reinspection of many slides in its MD80 fleet. The Company has already begun the reinspections and expects to complete the process by the end of September. MD80 aircraft will be placed back in service as soon as possible after the slides pass reinspection. In the meantime, Allegiant will take as many as 30 MD80s out of service and delay, reschedule or cancel a number of flights over the next several days.
„We apologize for the disruption to our passengers and ask that they please remain patient as we work to correct the issue, reschedule affected flights and accommodate any passengers impacted,” said Andrew Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. „Allegiant is committed, above all else, to the safety of our passengers and crew, and we are dedicated to working around-the-clock to ensure that all of our fleet meets the highest standards.”
At this time, it is unknown how long the disruption in flight schedule will last. Allegiant has activated additional call center staff, and Allegiant will be contacting affected travelers directly. Customers may also sign up for flight alerts for individual flights at https://www2.allegiantair.com/flight-status or call 702-505-8888.
Source / Author: Allegiant