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4-Mar-2016 3:19 PM

Allegiant wants to 'build enough flexibilitt' into business model to adjust to fuel price changes

Allegiant Travel Company VP fleet and corporate finance Tom Doxey, speaking at the CAPA Airline Fleet & Finance Summit 2016, said (04-Mar-2016) the carrier wants "to build enough flexibility into our business model that as fuel prices change we can adjust accordingly." Mr Doxey noted: "If fuel goes from USD30 to USD50 to USD70 slowly over two years we want the ability to adjust to that and what that would probably mean is many markets aren't as profitable as they were, and we want to fly a little bit less than before so we'd want a lower cost base aircraft." Mr Doxey added: "The MD-80s are a great outlet valve for that."

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