No, there are many more from the 80s, but quite a few have seen their registration changed (from Danish to Norwegian registration, for example), or have been leased out (most of them to Spanair and Scanair); this gives a sketched view in the airfleets.net database.
The MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) gives it away; clicking on the registration reveals the history. There seem to be 11 MD80s active that have been delivered in the 1980s, the newest one (LN-RMS) was delivered in 1992.
Quoting LY777 (Thread starter): When will SAS withdraw its MD80s? Some are from the mid eighties!!!
The MD80s will be completely replaced by 2014, by a mix of 737NG (OSL, ARN) and A320 (CPH).
At CPH, by 2014, the MD80s will be replaced by short-term leased A320s. By 2016, these will be replaced by A320neo-aircraft; SK has 30 on order and 11 option.
At ARN, by 2013, the MD80s will be replaced by 737NGs.
At OSL, by 2014, the 737 classics will be replaced by 737NGs.
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2277 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3822 times:
Well, when wil SAS retire all their MDs?
I just flew on an MD81 (SE-DIR) and what an old POS. The plane was delayed for one hour due to a mechanical fault (ok so this can happen even to new planes), and once the plane braked before entering the runway, the brakes sounded like they were worn out. The entire aircraft was vibrating.. It just really felt like a very worn down plane.. Not hard to understand why customers prefer DY when they for the most part have brand new planes and now soon all equipped with free Wifi.
Dahlgardo From Denmark, joined Sep 2004, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3791 times:
Quoting Mortyman (Reply 1): There is really only 2 from the 80's that is still active. One from 85 and another one from 88. The rest i9s from the 90's and 2000's ...
Actually, the SAS MD80 fleet is like this :
Many 1980s vintage.
Youngest frame is from 1992.
The last MD80 is planned to be phased out in 2014, and they are to be replaced by leased A320oeo and 737NGs.
Later new A320NEOs will arrive
cn 49380/1225, MD82, OY-KGT, SAS 10oct85 -
cn 49382/1232, MD82, LN-RLE, SAS 26okt85 -
cn 49383/1236, MD82, LN-RLF, SAS 17nov85 -
cn 49384/1237, MD82, LN-ROP, SAS/Scanair 2dec85 -
cn 49422/1264, MD82, LN-ROT, SAS 26mar86 -
cn 49603/1442, MD82, LN-ROX, SAS 26apr88
cn 49604/1456, MD82, OY-KHE, SAS 21apr88
cn 49605/1501, MD87, SE-DIB, SAS 26oct88 -
cn 49613/1519, MD82, OY-KHG, SAS 14oct88 -
cn 49728/1553, MD82, SE-DIK, SAS 24feb89 -
cn 49913/1665, MD82, SE-DIL, SAS 15dec89 -
cn 49914/1693, MD82, OY-KHM, SAS 11apr90 -
cn 49999/1803, MD82, SE-DIN, SAS 21dec90 -
cn 53000/1812, MD82, OY-KHN, SAS 29jan91 -
cn 53001/1815, MD82, LN-RMT, SAS 30jan91 -
cn 53002/1835, MD82, LN-RML, SAS 23feb91 -
cn 53004/1846, MD82, SE-DIR, SAS 30apr91 -
cn 53005/1855, MD82, LN-RMM, SAS 15may91 -
cn 53006/1869, MD82, SE-DIS, SAS 12jun91 -
cn 53007/1882, MD82, OY-KHP, SAS 15jul91 -
cn 53010/1921, MD87, SE-DIP, SAS 21oct91 -
cn 53314/1946, MD82, SE-DMB, SAS 13dec91 -
cn 53315/1947, MD82, LN-RMO, SAS 19dec91 -
cn 53336/1953, MD87, OY-KHU, SAS 13jan92 -
cn 53365/1998, MD82, LN-RMR, SAS 29may92 -
cn 53368/2003, MD82, LN-RMS, SAS 29jun92 -
shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
Have just booked a little trip for the sole purpose of flying these birds before they depart...Heathrow-Gothenburg-Stockholm-Copenhagen-Heathrow...all in one day and with three scheduled MD's; the return LHR flight being on an A319.
Scanair hasn't been around since 1994. That airline was merged with Conair and created Premiair, which turned into MyTravel and later Thomas Cook Scandinavia, and they certainly don't operate any leased SAS MD-80s.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
toobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2263 times:
I agree the planes look very well kept on the inside!
SK used to be one of my fav airlines to fly- lately they have a more LCC feel to the service.
Hopefully now that they're making some money they can eventually get back in the game.
I also must add, I think SK has the best looking MD80s out there! Love the livery.