American Airlines Announced MD-80 Retirement in September

It’s been a long time coming, but the end is finally in sight for American Airlines’ McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet.

The airline has announced that the type will be retired fully from its fleet on September 4, when the last 26 examples still flying will be flown off to the desert for parting out and scrapping (or maybe onward sales if they’re lucky!).

The MD-80 has served American well since its introduction in the 1980s, and was the largest fleet of the type operated by any airline at its peak.

Over the past few years the type has been dwindling, with many examples being flown off to Roswell, New Mexico, for storage and scrapping every month. Now, with newer Airbus A321 and Boeing 737-800 types entering the fleet, it’s time for the MD-80 to retire.

 

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Final Services

The final services to be operated by the aircraft on September 4, before their retirement are:

Flight Date Departure Time Arrival Time
1449 Sept. 3 GRR 1425 DFW 1606
2372 Sept. 3 SAT 1955 DFW 2110
2257 Sept. 3 MSY 1943 DFW 2122
1010 Sept. 3 DFW 2034 STL 2218
267 Sept. 3 DFW 2226 TUL 2329
2454 Sept. 4 ICT 0500 DFW 0615
2180 Sept. 4 AMA 0500 DFW 0618
2232 Sept. 4 LBB 0500 DFW 0627
2586 Sept. 4 PNS 0500 DFW 0656
2200 Sept. 4 CLE 0540 DFW 0732
2891 Sept. 4 VPS 0545 DFW 0754
2338 Sept. 4 MFE 0615 DFW 0755
2540 Sept. 4 OMA 0600 DFW 0758
2605 Sept. 4 RDU 0600 DFW 0758
2326 Sept. 4 DSM 0600 DFW 0800
2185 Sept. 4 SAT 0700 DFW 0814
2500 Sept. 4 CVG 0629 DFW 0802
1999 Sept. 4 STL 0730 DFW 0924
1538 Sept. 4 VPS 0719 DFW 0934
1038 Sept. 4 ICT 0810 DFW 0937
2335 Sept. 4 ABQ 0650 DFW 0938
80 Sept. 4 DFW 0900 ORD 1135

(credit American Airlines)

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1 Response

  1. Martin Dennett says:

    Very appropriate that the last flight number will be “80”. Let’s hope the DFW – LHR flight has departed by then…

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