Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Leisure

Delta confirms last DC-9 flight will be Minneapolis-Atlanta on Jan. 6

Travelers Today       By    TravelersToday Staff Reporter

Updated: Dec 28, 2013 09:06 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

Tags
delta, delta air lines, Delta retires DC-9, DC-9 final flight, DC-9 retirement
Delta confirms last DC-9 flight will be Minneapolis-Atlanta on Jan. 6
Delta Air Lines announced today that its DC-9 will fly for the last time come Jan. 6 from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Atlanta, USA TODAY reported Dec. 27.(Photo : YouTube)

Delta Air Lines announced today that its DC-9 will fly for the last time come Jan. 6 from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Atlanta, USA TODAY reported Dec. 27.

According to the report, Delta has officially confirmed that its final DC-9 flight will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 6 and will arrive in Atlanta perhaps a little before 7 p.m.

Delta recognizes the DC-9's retirement, which is now tagged DL2014, by noting the final year of service of the said aircraft. Additionally, the preceding flight from Detroit to Minneapolis/St. Paul is tagged DL1955 to commemorate the aircraft's initial year of service.

Share This Story

Multiple sources and even Delta Air Lines said that this will be the last scheduled commercial flight of the DC-9 by a major U.S. airline.

"The DC-9 has been a workhorse in our domestic fleet while providing a reliable customer experience," Delta Air Lines' VP-Fleet Strategy Nat Pieper said in a statement. "The aircraft's retirement paves the way for newer, more efficient aircraft."

Delta records reveal that a total of 305 DC-9s have been flown by the airline since 1965.

Alongside the announcement of the retirement of its last DC-9 jets, Delta has noted that it has already removed or retired over 350 aircraft from its fleet since 2008. Other aircraft that were phased out from Delta's fleet include CRJ-200s and Saab 340s.

Meanwhile, as replacement to the retiring jets, Delta has already added "economically efficient, proven-technology aircraft such as the Boeing 777-200LR; two-class, 65 and 76-seat regional jets and variants of the 737 and 717, largely on a capacity-neutral basis."

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

4-year-old Pennsylvania girl leaves home, alone at 3 a.m. just to get a slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie: Pennsylvania Girl Shocks Passengers At 3 A.M., Left Home Searching For Slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie – On Friday, a raincoat-clad 4-year-old girl from Pennsylvania shocked a driver and his passengers after she boarded a public bus alone at 3 a.m. in search of a slushie, according to transportation officials Sunday.

Father and his two sons, five daughters ranging from 6 to 15 years old died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland: Neighbors Shocked By Tragic Death Of Father, 7 Kids, Electric Meter Removed?

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland – Neighbors were shocked after carbon monoxide poisoning killed a father and his seven children in their one-story Maryland Eastern Shore home Monday. The 8 victims of the carbon monoxide poisoning Maryland were reportedly poisoned by accident in their sleep from a gas-powered generator after utility disconnected a stolen meter at their rental home, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Firefighter Falls Through Roof, Gets Intense Support Across US

Firefighter Falls Through Roof: Hospitalized, Gets Intense Support Across US

A firefighter falls through roof and is now in a critical condition after tackling a house fire in Fresno, California, according to the BBC. The firefighter falls through roof when the roof of the burning house gave way, engulfing the man in flames.

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to second bomb threat in two days

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat: Emergency Landing Made, Second Bomb Threat In Two Days?

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat – A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday after finding a bomb threat, making this the second time in two days that a flight was diverted because of a Turkish Airlines bomb threat.

South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa rattled by strong earthquakes

South Pacific Earthquakes Rattle Several Nations, Small Tsunami Follows

South Pacific Earthquakes – A pair of strong earthquakes rattled the South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa and Papua New Guinea Monday. The South Pacific earthquakes resulted in a small tsunami, frightening locals near the epicentre. However, there had been no reports of damage or injuries so far, reports USA Today.

One person killed after two men dressed as women tried ramming a stolen SUV through the NSA gate

NSA Shooting: One Killed, Another Severely Injured, Two Men Dressed As Women Rams N.S.A. Security Gate, No Terrorism Involved

NSA Shooting – One man was been killed while another was severely injured and taken to a local hospital after a shooting occurred at one of the main gates to the US National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. An NSA police officer who was injured during the NSA shooting was also taken to the hospital.

Florida church in shock after church van crashes into canal, leaving at least eight dead

Florida Van Crash: 8 Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes Into Canal

Florida Van Crash – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at least eight people were left dead while 10 others were severely injured after a van crashed early Monday. The Florida van crash occurred when a church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and ultimately landed in a canal in southwest Florida.

Atlanta Falcons fined $350K

Atlanta Falcons Fined $350,000 For Fake Crowd Noise, Loses 5th Round Draft Pick In 2016

Atlanta Falcons Fined – The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 for pumping artificial crowd noise home games inside the Georgia Dome in 2013 and 2014, according to the NFL. Not only were the Atlanta Falcons fined the hefty amount, but they will reportedly be forfeiting a fifth-round draft pick in the 2016 draft because of the violation.

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14, At Freedom Tower

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement – The Freedom Tower in downtown Miami has been reserved by Senator Marco Rubio on April 13 for an undisclosed event. The Miami Herald reports that the venue appears to be a potential spot for Marco Rubio’s presidential candidacy announcement.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics