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Who Still Flies MD-87s?  
User currently offlineOlafW From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8492 times:

Hard to believe, but I couldn't find any topic handling this...
With SAS taking them out of fleet, Spanair and City airline bust and the Chad Government one a wee bit hard to get on for a simple flight - are there any airlines out there still flying the MD-87? I was trying to get one for my log, but it seems they have all disappeared from Europe and even most parts of the rest of the world . or am I just not looking hard enough?

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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8459 times:

A quick search in a.net's database shows some examples (I didn't complete it):

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Is your question limited to operators in Europe? There are several VVIP MD 87s out there.


User currently offlineOlafW From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8421 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1):
Is your question limited to operators in Europe?

Not necessarily. Of course that would make it easier to catch one (apart from availability), but basically I'm open for all possibilities. I just find it incredibly hard to find them. With an EIS in 1987, I suspected more to be around...


User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8414 times:

Quoting OlafW (Thread starter):

You can contact DAT Ops, they are very helpful people and published their scheudule to me when they were operating scheduled services. When I enquired in 2011 they were operating for Blue1. Earlier this year their aircraft operated in Africa and Central Asia, so no scheduled European Services.

If you can't find their email address, just PM me and I can forward it to you.

Regards,
Loran

EDIT: Try this link for other active MD-87s:
http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/air...0&filterAirline=%25&filterType=M87

[Edited 2012-08-08 03:17:11]


703 717 727 732-9 747 757 767 777 787 AB2/6 310 318-321 330 340 380 D8M D91/3/5 D1C M11 M81-90 L10 IL8/6/7/W/9 TU3/5/2
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8352 times:

Have SK totally stopped using theirs? I know they used them on the ATH-CPH route and managed to get SE-DIP back in December .

http://wwv.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/209750/

Lovely aircraft and in very good condition .


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3808 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8311 times:

I'm glad I caught an MD87 last year on Spanair which was very easy and cheap too. The schedule told me months in advance which route it was on (I know, not a guarantee but it turned out correct in the end), it was BCN-MAD which is a cheap route. I paid 40 EUR all in.
I knew last year that getting an MD87 was rather easy at that point but incredibly hard or impossible at a later point, so I went for it. Kind of like the MD11 today.

Soren   



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User currently offlinedcaviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8302 times:

Allegiant Air, but they are taking them out of service too.
KEB Aviation, business jet spending a lot of time on the ground at IAD.


User currently onlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8222 times:

SK are still operating at least one (OY-KHU has been operating today on CPH-BCN-CPH - 8 Aug 12), however this may well be the last one in operation at SK.
Swiftair of Spain have at least one in operation.
One time in South Africa? I think they have some.



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User currently offlineOlafW From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8206 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
I'm glad I caught an MD87 last year on Spanair which was very easy and cheap too. The schedule told me months in advance which route it was on (I know, not a guarantee but it turned out correct in the end), it was BCN-MAD which is a cheap route. I paid 40 EUR all in.

That was exactly my plan last year. I even picked a flight which apparently was a one-off on the MD87 - just to learn during boarding that the aircraft was swapped with the flight some 40 minutes earlier which was supposed to be an MD83. Still a new type for me then, but still...


User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8175 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Have SK totally stopped using theirs?

No, but last flight is scheduled August 22


User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7937 times:

I flew a 1time model JNB-MPM last year.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2897 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7846 times:

There are at least 2 being converted to water bombers to fight forest fires. It seems most AY MD-87 purchases lately have been just for engines and spare parts.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

I did some research in our schedule data some weeks ago and it seems like my research still holds and the last scheduled flight is on September 1 (not a nice birthday present for me  ): http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...st-md-87-oy-khu-by-early-september


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2589 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7745 times:

There is also Air Uganda with one example. It used to be on the EBB-NBO route but now seems to be used primarly on EBB-JUB which is not so easy in terms of visas! The MD-87 is very much missing from my flown list too.

User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7731 times:

This is what I've found:
- 2x Andes Lineas Aereas (Argentina);
- 1x Sunrider Corporation (USA - VIP?);
- 3x Allegiant Air (USA);
- 1x Corporate Aircraft Company (USA - VIP?);
- 1x KEB AIrcraft (USA - VIP);
- 1x Leal Lineas Aereas (Argentina);
- 1x AMAC Aerospace (Switzerland - VIP);
- 3x 1Time (South Africa);
- 1x Republique du Tchad (Chad - VIP);
- 3x Air Mali (Mali);
- 2x Air Burkina (Burkina Faso);
- 3x Air Uganda (Uganda);
- 1x IMD Airways (Spain);
- 1x SAS (+3 stored);
- 1x Montavachi Limited (Isle of Man - VIP?).


User currently offlinefat-g4 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7439 times:

Quoting dcaviation (Reply 6):

Since when? I'm not questioning you, but I flew on a 87 from FAT-LAS back in January and I beleive it was only in service for like 5 months with a brand new interior. Really nice. I believed they acquired it from SAS.


User currently offlinedcaviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7346 times:

Quoting fat-g4 (Reply 15):
Since when? I'm not questioning you, but I flew on a 87 from FAT-LAS back in January and I beleive it was only in service for like 5 months with a brand new interior. Really nice. I believed they acquired it from SAS.

Allegiant MD-87s are based in Orlando, not in Vegas. Last one that i saw (took picture of on arrival to IAD) was 2 weeks ago.


User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

Quoting someone83 (Reply 9):
No, but last flight is scheduled August 22

Gee, I was very lucky to have my MD-82 changed for a MD-87 a month ago flying out of MUC.
It was OY-KHU then, with the Denmark Euro titles.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

Quoting dcaviation (Reply 6):
Allegiant Air, but they are taking them out of service too.
Quoting fat-g4 (Reply 15):
Since when? I'm not questioning you, but I flew on a 87 from FAT-LAS back in January and I beleive it was only in service for like 5 months with a brand new interior. Really nice. I believed they acquired it from SAS.
Quoting dcaviation (Reply 16):
Allegiant MD-87s are based in Orlando, not in Vegas. Last one that i saw (took picture of on arrival to IAD) was 2 weeks ago.

Allegiant mentioned 2 MD-87s in their fleet and are to retire them next year per a recent management presemtation:


http://files.shareholder.com/downloa...t%20Presentation%20-Jul%202012.pdf

The MD-87s in their fleet over the last several years were primarily used for their casino junket contracts with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah's Entertainment).


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

2 of my SAS CRJ-900 flights changed to MD87 earlier this year, on CPH-AAL and CPH-AMS. Lucky me, I guess.


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User currently offlinetreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 652 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 18):
The MD-87s in their fleet over the last several years were primarily used for their casino junket contracts with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah's Entertainment).

G4 also based two MD-87s at IWA back in 2007 when they first started scheduled service there, I flew on N948MA out of Gateway after they started. It wasn't long before MD-83s replaced them. They have been used as charter planes for the most part though.



Allons-y!
User currently offlinemark8762 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 18):
The MD-87s in their fleet over the last several years were primarily used for their casino junket contracts with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah's Entertainment).

Yes. G4 has 3. N945MA based in IFP and N948MA based in UTM, both contracted to fly Caesar's Entertainment charters and both will be retired at the end of the year when the contract runs out.

The third is N952MA was retired long ago, is in IGM being parted out.


User currently offlinecchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Does 1 Time in South Africa still have their 2x MD87?

User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Quoting cchan (Reply 22):

Read post 14.


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