Delta Air Lines retired its remaining McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft Monday after the last scheduled commercial flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Atlanta. “The DC-9 has been a workhorse in our domestic fleet while providing a reliable customer experience,” Delta VP-fleet strategy Nat Pieper said. “The aircraft’s retirement paves the way for newer, more efficient aircraft.” Since 2008, Delta said it has removed or retired more than 350 aircraft from its fleet ...

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