American Airlines to stop operating the MD-80 on 4 September

posted on 26th June 2019 by Justin Burns

American Airlines will retire its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft on 4 September.

The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond.

American Airlines said it’s a “bittersweet but well-earned retirement” as the airline celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing its fleet.

The final revenue flights on the “Mad Dog” before their desert farewell ferry flights to Roswell, New Mexico (ROW) have been announced.

The last flight American operating with the MD-80 will be the Flight 80 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 09.00h which will touch down at 11.35h (all local times).