I was thinking lately about AY's transition from DC-10s to MD-11s and decided to ask on the "professional" forum. I know that MD-11s started doing passenger service with AY in 1990 as a DC-10 replacement. However they weren't replaced that fast and DC-10s operated with AY until the second half of 1990s, if I'm not mistaken. How did the DC-10/MD-11 route structure look like when both types were in service? Also, I assume that once the pilots transferred to the MD-11 they weren't flying DC-10s anymore. Were there specific routes for each of these aircraft types?
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Looking forward to your replies.