incubus
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UK Airlines And MD80/90

Wed Feb 13, 2002 5:14 pm

I last flew on an MD in 1993 with Airtours MD83 EMA to KGS and have great memories of that loveley aircraft. I think it was this one:


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Does anyone know if there are any MD80/90 still flying with UK airlines, I can't think of any. Pity if not, I love those beauties. Can't beat sitting at the back of the cabin next to those engines and just taking in the roar!

 
gkirk
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RE: UK Airlines And MD80/90

Wed Feb 13, 2002 6:09 pm

Well, Transjet will have MD83s based in the UK (MAN+LGW), with flights from other UK airports (NCL,GLA?) this summer, but they are a Swedish airline I think.
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RE: UK Airlines And MD80/90

Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:43 pm


I think British Island Airways was the first airline to
introduce the MD-83 and that by the end of the 1980s.
Airtours started with 5 MD-83 and this was in the early
1990s !
Concerning Transjet,i think i saw a pic of one of its
MD-83s with a British registration !!!
The pic was on JUSTPLANES.COM !!!
 
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RE: UK Airlines And MD80/90

Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:46 pm

Mmmm....thought they were Swedish myself.
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CV990
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RE: UK Airlines And MD80/90

Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:53 pm


Hi!

Infact I remember seeing BIA MD83's in Lisbon around 1989/1990. Before that they used OMAN Air Force Bac 1-11's also at Lisbon, firstly in a all white libery with brown BIA titles. Latter they evoluted to a more standard and neat light brown livery, after that they're absorved by Air UK I think.
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