America: Alaska retires last MD-80

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is preparing for a transition to an all Boeing 737 fleet next week, as it retires the last MD-80 airplanes in its fleet. In 2006, Alaska Airlines said it would speed up the transition to an all 737 fleet when the carrier announced it would save US$115 million per year in lower […]


Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is preparing for a transition to an all Boeing 737 fleet next week, as it retires the last MD-80 airplanes in its fleet. In 2006, Alaska Airlines said it would speed up the transition to an all 737 fleet when the carrier announced it would save US$115 million per year in lower fuel, maintenance, training and crew scheduling costs with the all-Boeing 737 fleet.