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"MD-83" and "MD-87" redirect here. For the former state highways, see List of former Maryland state highways (2–199).
MD-80 series
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Iberia MD-88
Role Narrow-body jet airliners
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Boeing Commercial Airplanes(Newer Models)
First flight October 18, 1979
Introduction 1980 with Swissair and Austrian Airlines
Status In service
Primary users American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Allegiant Air
Produced 1979–1999
Number built 1,191
Unit cost US$41.5–48.5 million
Developed from McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Variants McDonnell Douglas MD-90
Boeing 717

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 series were lengthened and updated from the DC-9. The airliner family can seat from 130 up to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration.

The MD-80 series was introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair. The series includes the MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88. These all have the same fuselage length except the shortened MD-87. The MD-80 series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the MD-95/Boeing 717 in 1999.

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