Hello everyone. Today, I have some news on the ongoing MD-80 retirement process.
American Airlines has set the date where all of their MD-80s will be officially retired. (Early 2019) American stated that by the end of this year, there will be only 45 MD-80s out of the original number of 362. This comes weeks after Allegiant Air said that all of their McDonald Douglas aircraft would be retired by 2018. Delta Airlines said that all of their McDonald Douglas aircraft would be retired by 2020. All of these Airlines will be replacing their Md aircraft with the newer Airbus NEOs and Boeing 737 MAXs. In my opinion, this is very sad news because of how beautiful the Md aircraft are. This plane will always be remembered in the skies all over the world. I hope all of you feel the same way on how we are loosing the greatest Md aircraft that has flown the skies in the modern times.
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American Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
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