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Delta DC-9: Over 1 Billion Served

Delta DC-9:
Over 1 Billion Served

DC-9 Sunset

The Delta DC-9 fleet was retired this week after an incredible 49 year career. Check out these impressive statistics of the workhorse jet.

DC-9 Icon 1 Billion

Delta's estimated number of passengers transported on their DC-9 fleet, based on a load factor of 65%.

DC-9 Icon 1965

First scheduled DC-9 flight by Delta Airlines.

DC-9 Icon 1982

Last year DC-9 was produced.

DC-9 Icon 976

Total number of DC-9s built.

DC-9 Icon 2014

Last scheduled DC-9 flight by Delta Airlines.

DC-9 Icon 80-135

Number of seats on the DC-9, depending on model number and seat configuration.

DC-9 Icon -10, -20, -30, 40, -50

DC-9 variants, the last of which made its first flight in 1974.

DC-9 Icon 16,000 Pounds

Max thrust from each engine of the DC-9-50.

DC-9 Icon 5,038 Gallons

Max fuel capacity of the DC-9-50.

DC-9 Icon Dirty-9, Greasy-9

Nicknames for the DC-9 given by the pilots who flew them, loved them, and detested them. All at the same time.

DC-9 Wing Sunset

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