Is there a case for replacing the MD-80? Issue 10 Mar/Apr 2000

Issue 10 Mar/Apr 2000

Financing terms for new aircraft have become so competitive that the A320
and 737-800 could displace the MD-80 with a rare similarity in ASM costs
between new and old aircraft. Despite this, MD-80 operators have few
complaints about the aircraft and it has a limited secondary market,
making it hard to justify replacement.

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