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NK MD-80s Retired?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:39 pm

There were a couple of MD-80s in full NK livery sitting over by the FX ramp at DTW last night. I thought that NK had retired all of their MD-80s. Are these birds going to another carrier, or what is their story?
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RE: NK MD-80s Retired?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:43 am

There have been three NK MD-80s parked there since last July. They are parked there until they get buyers I supposed. There also was an all white Spirit MD-80 parked by the Spirit hangar last time I was at DTW. Some carrier I believe in Venezuela bought a handful of them. There was a picture not too long ago of this carrier flying MD-80s still in Spirit colors.

Otherwise, yes all the MD-80s are out of Spirit scheduled service. I think the last flight was in August or something.
 
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RE: NK MD-80s Retired?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:51 am

I was at DTW weekend before last.
N808NK & N835NK were on the west side.
N804NK (white) & N814NK were outside the NK hangar. Since I was renting from Enterprise, they are right next to the hangar. I was really up close.
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RE: NK MD-80s Retired?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:13 am

Former NK MD-80s flies with:

1Time
Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela
Air Adriatic
Austral
CAA - Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation
Comair (South Africa)
Falcon Air Express
Swiftair
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RE: NK MD-80s Retired?

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 1):
N804NK (white) & N814NK were outside the NK hangar. Since I was renting from Enterprise, they are right next to the hangar. I was really up close.

N814NK must have been one of the planes on the west side. I was spotting at DTW on December 1, and there were still 3 MD-80s there at the time. Maybe N814NK is heading out and they were preparting it at the hangar.

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