Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will retire its remaining Douglas DC-9 aircraft following Flight 2014 scheduled to depart Minneapolis/St. Paul for Atlanta on Jan. 6 at 4:20 p.m. CST.
The flight will be the final scheduled commercial flight of the DC-9 by a major U.S. airline, the company said in a news release.
Since 2008, Delta, which operates a hub in Salt Lake City, has removed or retired more than 350 aircraft from its fleet including 50-seat CRJ-200s; Saab 340s and DC-9s. The company has replaced them with economically efficient aircraft such as the Boeing 777-200LR; two-class, 65 and 76-seat regional jets and variants of the 737 and 717.