Saturday, January 28, 2012

FLEET UPDATE: Austral MD-80's in Hybrid AeroMexico Livery All Gone

                                                     LV-BTI at AEP on 17Sep10

LV-BXA taxis after landing at AEP on 16Jan11

The three MD-80's that Austral operated in hybrid AeroMexico colors during the last few years have all been returned to the lessor.  They had a bare-metal fuselage, red and blue cheatline placed well below the windows, blue engines and tail plus "billboard" Austral titles.

LV-BTW was the first to leave the AU fleet on 02Sep11, followed by LV-BTI on 01Oct11.  The last to be returned was LV-BXA on 16Dec11 departing Aeroparque to Lima, San Jose de Costa Rica and Miami enroute to Victorville, California.  This aircraft spent nearly three years with Austral having entered the fleet on 19Mar09.     

Source: Linea ALA blog
Photos: Phil Perry

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