Big news from Allegiant Air today, as they announce plans to expand service to Hawaii. The carrier will add 6 Boeing 757-200 aircraft to their fleet of 46 MD-80s, 2 of which will be delivered within the next 2 months and, according to a press release from Allegiant, be placed into service by the fourth quarter. Another plane will be delivered in November 2010, followed by another in January 2011, with the final 2 aircraft put into service in 2012.

This is great for travelers living in and around those smaller markets currently served by Allegiant, where affordable fares to Hawaii are few and far between.

Allegiant hopes to begin service once regulation requirements have been met, so stay tuned for dates and introductory fares.

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