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Allegiant phases out 757s and exits Hawaii

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has phased out its final Boeing 757-200s, marking an end to the carrier's Hawaii service.

An Allegiant Air spokesperson confirms that the airline's final 757 flight was operated on 28 October between Las Vegas and Honolulu.

"Both 757s are retiring as part of the fleet transition," she adds.

Allegiant is in the process of replacing its Boeing MD-80s with Airbus A320 family aircraft.

The airline acquired six 757s in 2010 to launch service to Hawaii, and began service two years later. However, it cut most of the flights a year later, citing insufficient demand and the high costs of operating the 757s.

The airline initially planned to exit Hawaii in August 2016, but extended service for another year when it saw better than expected performance. Allegiant was operating only between Las Vegas and Honolulu in its final year of Hawaii operations.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Allegiant's last two 757s were parked in October and November respectively. Both aircraft were built in the 1990s.

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