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Delta Air Lines says goodbye to its entire McDonnell Douglas fleet

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines will soon say goodbye to its entire McDonnell Douglas fleet. Delta's MD-88s have already been planned to leave the fleet in 2020, but the carrier wants to phase out its MD-90s as well sooner than expected.

Paul Jacobson, Chief Financial Officer of Delta, said that the airline would provide more information within a few months as to when the MD-90s will be dropped from the service.

Delta Air Lines currently operates a fleet of 37 MD-90 that is 22 years old on average. The carrier will replace these aircraft with Airbus A321neos and Boeing 737-900ERs, which can carry considerably more passengers at lower operating costs.

McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997 and delivered the last aircraft under its own brand at the beginning of this century.