News Listings for McDonnell Douglas MD-88

  • Delta and Aeromexico apply for new Cancun routes

    News | 10 Jul 2013 20:08 | Edward Russell

    <p>Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have jointly applied for authority to begin flights between both Kansas City and Pittsburgh and Cancun later this year.</p><p>Atlanta-based...
  • Delta to update cockpit avionics in MD-88 and MD-90 fleet

    News | 03 Apr 2013 22:21

    <p>Delta Air Lines will install common glass cockpit technology across its McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleet from 2014.</p><p>The enhanced avionics suite...
  • Delta, United merger would be disaster

    News | 19 Nov 2007 10:00 | Scott Hamilton

    A merger may be good for the hedge fund, but would spell trouble for the two airlines
  • Depressurization cited in Delta MD-88 emergency landing

    News | 18 May 2005 21:45

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>A damaged Delta Air Lines Boeing McDonnell Douglas MD-88 made an emergency landing at <st1:City><st1:place>Denver</st1:place></st1:City> on May 13 after the cabin depressurized, says an initial accident report released today by the US FAA.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>The one sentence brief says the crew of flight 664 from <st1:City><st1:place>Denver</st1:place></st1:City> to <st1:City><st1:place>Atlanta</st1:place></st1:City> reported a loud bang and the loss of pressurization shortly after takeoff.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>The aircraft returned to <st1:City><st1:place>Denver</st1:place></st1:City> and landed safely, says the report. It’s damage status is listed as “substantial”.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>There are no reported injuries to crew or passengers.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><st1:City><st1:place>Denver</st1:place></st1:City> and FAA off
  • Venezuela's Santa Barbara wins authority for US services

    News | 06 Mar 2001 17:24 | Brendan Sobie

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Venezuelan carrier Santa Barbara Airlines has won US authority to launch flights on wet-leased aircraft to Fort Lauderdale, paving the way for the planned June introduction of daily services from both Caracas and Maracaibo.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Santa Barabara plans to wet lease from Spirit Airlines a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 to provide the new services. As part of the planned joint venture between Santa Barbara and Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit, the two carriers will also codeshare on Spirit-operated connecting flights from Fort Lauderdale to several cities in the Northeast and Midwest USA.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>According to Miami-based consultant John MacDonald, Santa Barbara wil
  • Skyway takes over Milwaukee-Washington National flight

    News | 13 Feb 2001 19:28 | Brendan Sobie

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Midwest Express plans to reduce one of its Washington National-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, flights from mainline to regional jet on 4 March.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Midwest Express subsidiary Skyway will operate the early morning flight to Milwaukee and the evening flight to National with a Fairchild Dornier 328JET. Midwest Express currently operates this flight with a McDonnell Douglas MD-88.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Midwest Express will continue operating the other three daily frequencies on the route, two with MD-88s and one with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Midwest Express reveals this downgrad