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July / August 2020

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As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, airlines are speeding up the retirement of its older fleets. Delta Air Lines (DL) has bid a discreet farewell to its MD-88s and MD-90s, which served the airline for decades. The end of the type in the airline marks the end of an era that started in the 1960s, when DL became the launch customer of the Douglas DC-9, and whose legacy still lives on with the Boeing 717.


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AIRLINE REVIEW


XX Qantaslink

Even as the global airline industry implodes amid the most serious crisis it has ever seen, QantasLink continues to expand. IAN HOLLAND explains.


AIRWAYS FEATURE


XX Delta Retires the MD-88 and MD-90

On June 2, 2020, Delta Air Lines retired its much-beloved McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets. CODY DIAMOND was on board DL88; Delta’s last MD-88 flight.


AIRPORT REVIEW


XX Palma de Mallorca Airport

One of the top Spanish airports in terms of passenger traffic serves an island destination that has been popular with summer tourists for 60 years. JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ looks at the rich history of Palma de Mallorca Airport.


AIRWAYS INDUSTRY


XX 50 shades of Gray

ROLAND MÜLLER-BUCHNER goes behind the scenes to show how Condor Airlines has brought its iconic logo back to the tails of its aircraft.


AIRWAYS INTERVIEW


XX ‘The Concorde Market was Never There’

ANDREAS SPAETH interviews Air France Concorde Captain Jean-Louis Châtelain, who was on the board that investigated the fatal 2000 crash of AF4590.


AIRWAYS HISTORY


XX Northwest Airlines in the Postwar Era, Part II

In the last of his two-part series, DAVID H. STRINGER relives the 1950s as Northwest Airlines heads toward the jet age.


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A colorfully illustrated highlight of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including new fleet changes, airlines, and paint schemes.

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