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Midwest Airlines will halt flying Boeing 717s

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Sep. 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
September 30, 2009 4:18 pm

Midwest Airlines will stop flying Boeing 717s Nov. 3 and return them to Boeing, the company’s pilots union said today.

Midwest was one of the larger customers for Boeing’s 717. The airline is now down to nine of the jets after returning some of its fleet earlier to the manufacturer.

The end of 717 service was brought about by the airline’s purchase by Republic Airways which is replacing the Midwest Jets with Embraer 190 jets it owns and operates.

Midwest flies from Sea-Tac to Kansas City non-stop. The airline hasn’t said whether the route will be affected by the 717’s retirements.

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