I doubt it. They've been run into the ground. There are better MD
-80s out there for them if they need anymore.
did receive some well into the 90s, so some younger MD
-80s are among their fleet. There may be a future for them, maybe not with G4
, but I doubt they will be relegated to the scrap heap as fast as their older brethren, especially now that there are engine fittings that can up their engine efficiency by ~20% IIRC.
With airframes as cheap as they are, and the engine fittings, I have a feeling that the MD-80 will become a flagship for many a 2nd/3rd-tier or startup airline in the future. Not sure how much cargo life they have, as the fuselage really doesn't fit any major pallets like the 727/757/widebody frames do.
In other words - Oldies, done. Younger models, they'll probably end up somewhere else.[Edited 2011-09-26 21:55:25]
[Edited 2011-09-26 21:59:00]