Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56 Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 335 times:
Continental has done an amazing job in updating its fleet. They still have a large number of 737-800s, 737-900s and, now, 757-300s on order for operation primarily in North America. While I understand that the airline intends to keep growing, will the delivery of the new aircraft result in the beginning of the phase out of CO's MD-80 fleet. They have quite a few "older" MD-80s, including those acquired second-hand from Air Cal, Muse Air, Hawaiian, and those orginally operated by their subsidiary, NY Air - many are or will be 20 years old shortly. Any information on CO's plans for its MD-80 fleet?