Aircraft supply delays cause Allegiant Air to cancel flights out of Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Allegiant Air canceled several upcoming flights in Florida due to new aircraft delivery delays.

The Tampa Bay Times quotes spokeswoman Krysta Levy as saying Wednesday that the airline is transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet and the delay has strained resources.

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An airline travel advisory says 16 upcoming flights over the next couple of days in and out of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport have been canceled. Levy says Allegiant offered passengers refunds or re-accommodation.

The newspaper reports the budget carrier long relied on an aging fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.

In August, the airline announced it had replaced all of the MD-80s at St. Pete-Clearwater International with Airbus 320s. It plans to replace its all of its MD-80s by 2019 because the aging models are prone to mechanical failures.

For the full list of flights canceled, click here.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times, www.tampabay.com

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