Considering that Alitalia has 89 MD
-80's, Iberia 38, Finnair 14, and SAS 66 MD
-80/90 I think you will see the MD
-80 for some time to come. Don't forget the smaller airlines that fly the aircraft also. The MD
-80 is a simple and reliable aircraft and airlines recognize this. As long as it's not cost prohibitive they will continue to operate the MD
-80. Besides, it's not like some of these airlines can replace them overnight. Yes, aircraft like the 737NG and A320 will eventually take there place. However I recently saw a company advertising hush-kits for MD
-80 that will enable them to comply with Stage 4 noise requirements. This gives me the feeling you will be seeing MD
-80's plying the skies of Europe for some time to come.
P.S. Ignore what Solnabo said. He wouldn't know a good airplane if it ran over his foot.
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