Thursday, November 3, 2011

Photo of the Day / Allegiant Air MD-83

Allegiant Air MD-83 (53469/2116) N876GA which now sports the new "Travel is our deal" livery holds short of Rwy 30 at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) prior to departing to Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS/KLAS) as "AAY551" on October 26, 2011.

The MD-82 was originally delivered to Korean Air on July 31, 1995 as HL7237 with whom it served until 10/18/2002 when it was returned to Boeing as N224BA and convereted to an MD-83. On November 15, 2002 new Canadian carrier Jetsgo leased the aircraft and operated it as C-GKLR until going out of business in early 2005. Allegiant Air leased the aircraft on September 23, 2005 and still operates the MD-83 today.

(Photo by Michael Carter)

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