As MD-80s exit passenger service, freighter-converted units take to the skies with Everts Air

On Sept. 4, American Airlines retired the last twenty-six McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft in its fleet. Even though the airframe remains in passenger service with Delta (which operates 62 of the type), fleet numbers are on the decline – at least for units in passenger service. Despite serving a niche market, the number of freighter-converted […]

Lynden Air Cargo adding more cities to scheduled freighter network

Even as US-based combination carriers began reporting lackluster March cargo traffic, demand for air cargo transport outside the contiguous United States remains buoyant. Yesterday, Lynden Air Cargo announced that beginning 30 April, the carrier will add twice-weekly scheduled service to St. Mary’s and Emmonak from its hub in Anchorage. Lynden had previously called to the […]

Nine Lives of the DC-9

In January the sun will finally set on the DC-9 as a first-tier passenger aircraft, when Delta retires its remaining DC-9-50 aircraft (final flight scheduled for Jan. 5, 2014, catch them while you can), inherited from that carrier’s 2009 merger with Northwest Airlines. If you want to fly as a passenger on a DC-9, you’ll […]
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