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When Will Alitalia Withdraw Its MD-82s?  
User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2739 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Does Alitalia intend to withdraw their MD-82s anytime soon?Which a/c will replace them?


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User currently offlineA3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

1-As soon as they get sold  Smile

2-Most possible A320 family.



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User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I guess those MD's can last longer than the airline...

User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Quoting GodBless (Reply 2):
I guess those MD's can last longer than the airline...

Yeah but this is quite easy in the case of AZ  Wink
Will be flying on a AZ MD80 in less than two weeks (AMS-MXP), curious to see the state of the plane.


User currently offlineMauriceb From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
Does Alitalia intend to withdraw their MD-82s anytime soon?Which a/c will replace them?

well, there was something in the pipeline, that AZ wanted to replace them with Airbus A320 family planes, and reduce the fleet size as well...

Think with the current talks with AF-KL, that they will wait before ordering any new planes.


User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 4):
Think with the current talks with AF-KL, that they will wait before ordering any new planes.

The only thing they can do is lease planes, come on, AZ is not really in the position to place any significant order at this moment.
AZ has a lot of metal heavy metal flying around Italy, this could probably be done with regionals (EM4, EM7) a lot more efficient, freeing up 32x frames.


User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 3):
Will be flying on a AZ MD80 in less than two weeks (AMS-MXP), curious to see the state of the plane.

OK so I have flown the M82 (I-DAWC manuf. 1984) this weekend and it's awful, interiors are really worn and show lack of any maintenance or care, the plane desperately needed an overhaul (+ paintjob).
Connecting flights where all on the 321, which is a beauty and is kept in a good state.
In the end I was quite pleased with the AZ experience, they lost my bag and food service was laughable, as usual  Smile


User currently offlineNycfly75 From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 766 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Let them merge first then they'll worry about fleet. Whenever the M82 gets replaced, it will likely be from the A32X family. There are schedule to begin reciving the first of five 772-ER's from the orginal 777 option order in February.

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