Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has completed delivery of 12 Boeing MD-80 family aircraft and 12 spare Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines to Sunrise Asset Management, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company, according to Skyworks Leasing, which arranged the deal.
Allegiant Travel Company, parent of Allegiant Air, agreed to purchase the assets from SAS in 2011 and uses them for spare parts, the company says.
Allegiant adds that none of the aircraft have gone into its operational fleet.
SkyWorks says the deal was part of SAS's effort to phase out its MD-80 fleet. The carrier still has contracts to sell its remaining 13 MD-80s and 8 spare JT8D engines in the first quarter of 2015, according to SkyWorks.