I've been monitoring AZ's huge fleet of MD80's for some time now, and they are slowly going to other carriers. But from a fleet of 86 at the beginning of the year, they now have 79, which, at that rate their MD80's will be gone in about 7 years!(6 every 6 months, 12 in a year etc...)
But does anybody know where they will all go, and what will replace them? That will have to be a big 32X order! And from the state AZ are in, how will they afford it? I don't think selling MD80's will be enough money for buying 80 new jets, do you?
Either way it will be a slow process getting rid of all those MD80's.
If you look at who they've gone to, I don't think they'll wont too many more of AZ MD80's!!