Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has phased out the McDonnell Douglas (MDC) DC-9 from its fleet after a 25-year association with the twinjet. A Series 41 (SE-DAS) operated SAS's last DC-9 service on 7 January (SK1606). The airline's remaining aircraft will be stored in Woensdrecht, the Netherlands and Roswell, USA. In all, SAS operated 71 DC-9 Series 20s, Series 30s, Series 40s and Series 50s, receiving its first example in 1967 through a lease with Swissair. SAS continues its association with the MDCtwinjet, however, with 65 MD-80s still in operation.

Source: Flight International