DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1709 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
There are currently 16 of these birds still flying for Delta. They are based in SLC, and DFW, flying to destinations in Florida and California. The MD-90's will be around for a few more years, as they are very noise-friendly aircraft, and are a viable solution to keeping a steady mainstream flow of passengers into such airports as SNA. Great little niche aircraft.
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FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
Reno Air's 5 MD-90s I believe, are now headed to SAS, along with 3 other MD-90s to add to SAS's current fleet. When AA got rid of the the 5 MD-90s, they were retired to VCV, where I think they're being prepared for service again. I could be wrong on all counts here tho. Regards.
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DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
If that is true. . .that is very interesting. I thought SAS was phasing MD series out for newer 737NG series. I do hope you are correct, that would be great for SAS to keep flying these MD-series gals for years more.
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FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
The 5 ex-Reno and 3 ex-Egyptian -90's are headed for SAS to replace some 10-16 MD-80's being phased out,however,minor things have to be ironed out before the contract is signed.service entry is not now envisaged before the start of the winter schedules in late Oct. this year.
The 737NG's replaced the old DC-9's and FK-28's,not the MD-80.An MD-80 replacement will most likely be from the Airbus 320-series.