Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3029 times:
Y'all know how much I luv the MD-11 so can you tell me what's the current status of Alitalia's fleet? Are they already retired and where are the planes headed? Has a buyer been found yet? Aaah...the MD-11
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1478 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
Alitalia is currently flying only the three all pax examples.
The 5 Combi aircrafts are currently stored at different location.
I have personally seen 4 on them at FCO in the technical area,
I know that the 5th one is stored in Naples.
The 3 all pax will be phased out later this year as new B777s and B767s will enter service and will be converted into full frieghter at Venice Officine Aeronavali on behalf of Lufthansa who has acquired them.
Alitalia will keep at least 3 Combi and convert them into freighters too.
Still unclear the fate of the other 2 Combis