The Boeing MD-80, a quiet, fuel-efficient twinjet, was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in August 1980 and entered airline service in October 1980. Its Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 engines, combined with its efficient aerodynamic design, allow the MD-80 to meet all current noise regulations while producing operating costs among the lowest in commercial aviation.
Measured by accident data alone, the MD-80 is considered to be one of the safest planes in the sky.
Apart from that, this aircraft reflects an upgraded interior featuring Main Cabin Extra seating. Main Cabin Extra seats will be located in the front portion of the Main Cabin allowing easier boarding and deplaning. Customers traveling in Main Cabin Extra seats will enjoy four to six inches of extra leg room compared to a standard Main Cabin seat as well as priority boarding privileges.