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Monatsarchive: April 2016

UNI Air plans to retire last MD90 on 01JUN16

According to „Airline Route“, Taiwanese company UNI Air plans to retire their last MD-90 on June 1st, 2016 with the rotation Kaohsiung – Kinmen – Taipei Song Shan.

The last international flight will be conducted on May 31st, 2016 with a flight from Ningbo  to Kaohsiung as flight BR795. This service will be an EVA Air-flight with an MD-90 of UNI Air. The final MD-90-services means that the only remaining MD-90-operator with active passenger services will be Delta Air Lines.

UNI Air operated the MD-90 for close to two decades.

Up to 125 CSeries-jetliners for Delta as MD-88-replacement

Several sources claim that Delta is finalizing a huge order for up to 125 Bombardier CSeries-aircraft. It is very likely that the new aeroplanes will replace the MD-88-fleet. Delta continues to operate 115 venerable 149-seat MD-88s.

#Delta reportedly close to announce an order for narrowbodies

Delta Air Lines is reportedly looking to place an order „for dozens“ of new narrowbody aircraft. Potential candidates are Boeing 737s in addition for their currently operated 737s or the Bombardier C-Series. It appears that this new order will enable Delta to start the retirement of their MD-88-fleet.