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Allegiant Air Orders Inspection of Emergency Slides

Photodisc/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Allegiant Air said Friday it is rescheduling a number of flights through the weekend to inspect emergency slides on its MD-80 model aircraft.

Exactly what triggered the inspection is unclear. In making the announcement Friday, the Las Vegas-based airline cited only “a compliance issue.”

"We apologize for the disruption to our passengers and ask that they please remain patient as we work to correct the issue, reschedule affected flights and accommodate any passengers impacted," said the airline’s president, Andrew Levy. "Allegiant is committed, above all else, to the safety of our passengers and crew, and we are dedicated to working around-the-clock to ensure that all of our fleet meets the highest standards."

The inspection process is expected to be completed by the end of September, the company said.

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