07 January 2007
Aloha ‘Oe Northwest DC-10-30s!
Northwest Airlines operated its final DC-10-30 flight, as N237NW flew the MSP-HNL-MSP run (NWA099/098). N237NW was the DC-10 used for the ASU charter earlier in the month.
Airbus A330-200s and -300s will take over the long-haul wide-body routes.
Some of the remaining DC-10-30s will move on to American Trans Air - ATA (TZ).
In the top photo, N239NW (c/n 48290) in the current NW colors, taxies down Taxiway RT to Runway 26L. 239 is about to become N612AX for Omni Aviation Leasing (Tulsa, OK). In the above photo, N225NW (c/n 46582), in the old 1991 NW colors is on a very short final for Runway 4R. 225 is still with NW, though not for long.