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Delta to expedite the retirement of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-90s

Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 N902DA (msn 53382) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 101323.

Delta Air Lines currently operates a dwindling fleet of 40 McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30s.

During its first quarter earnings call, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Paul Jacobson, announced the company will now accelerate the retirement of its remaining MD-90s.

The airline will provide a more definitive retirement schedule later in the second quarter.

Related to this, Delta also plans to retire the last McDonnell Douglas MD-88 in 2020. The MD-90s will be the end of line of operating McDonnell Douglas jets by Delta.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 N902DA (msn 53382) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 101323.

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EVA Air and UNI Air to operate its last McDonnell Douglas MD-90 flights in May

EVA Air (Taipei) and its subsidiary UNI Air (Taipei) are gradually retiring its McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 aircraft.

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According to Airline Route, EVA Air will operate its last MD-90 revenue flight on May 7 on the Kaohsiung – Macau route.

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Meanwhile UNI Air will operate the last MD-90 revenue flight on May 31 on the Taichung – Hangzhou and return route. All of this is subject to change.

Top Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com. EVA Air McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 B-17918 (msn 53571) arrives in Singapore.

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SAS to lease the eight Blue1 MD-90s to an unidentified U.S. airline

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is planning to lease its eight McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30s to an unidentified U.S. carrier (Delta?). The aircraft are currently being operated by subsidiary Blue1 (Helsinki) but are being replaced by newer Boeing 717-200s.

Read the report from Reuters:

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Blue1’s McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 OH-BLC (msn 53459) at London (Heathrow).

Delta to add five new destinations and 14 new flights from Raleith/Durham

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is building up its services from Raleigh/Durham. Starting on November 11, DL will add new destinations from RDU and 14 new flights bringing the total to 54 flights.

Read the full report from the Triangle Business Journal:

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 N902DA (msn 53382) prepares for departure from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

Delta to expand its winter Atlanta service to Montrose/Telluride

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will expand its winter Atlanta non-stop service to Montrose/Telluride from Saturday only to daily service beginning December 18, 2010. The Atlanta to Montrose/Telluride daily non-stop service will run until April 3, 2011. Service will be provided on a 76-seat Delta Connection CRJ900 (64 Coach and 12 First Class Seats) and on a 142- seat MD-90-30 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 N902DA (msn 53382) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.