JAL (Japan Air Lines) are to retire their MD-81 (DC-9-81) fleet this September after serving the airline since the 1980s.
On 19-20 September the airline will send one of the MD-81 aircraft on a farewell tour of Japan to mark the occasion with the following schedule:
19 September: It will fly from Osaka (KIX) at 8:45 am, arriving at Oki (OKI) at 9:45 am. At Oki passengers will be able to walk around the tarmac to take photos of the aircraft. At 3 pm the airliner will leave Oki for Sapporo (CTS), arriving at 5 pm.
20 September: The aircraft will leave CTS at 7:45 am, arriving at OKI at 9:45 am. Passengers on the special flight will again be able to take photos, plus the aircraft will perform touch-and-go’s on this day. At 4:30 pm the airliner will leave OKI for KIX, arriving at 5:35 pm. Tickets are being sold by JALTours.