Jamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2450 times:
I am trying to get any background on the current fleet of 737s that BA operates. I know for sure that they have the 737-400 but when on a flight to LHR from GVA the on board card stated that the fleet had the 737-500 and the 600?
Does anyone know the routes and the current status of the fleet of 737s, thanks
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2425 times:
BA's 737's have a confused history. The 732's were bought to replace BAC1-11's and Tridents in the late 80's. Then they ordered the 734's based at LHR, and moved the 732's to LGW and the BA Regional stations at MAN and BHX. Maersk operated 735's on BA's behalf out of BHX, and BA Regional got 735's (I think they were leased) to operate MAN and LGW services after the 732's were retired and while they were waiting for the A319's to arrive (this was in the "downsizing" phase at BA, where they shifted to smaller aircraft to weed out the "backpackers"). GB Airways and Comair both operate 737's on BA's behalf, I think GB Airways had 733's and 734's. To the best of my knowledge BA never operated 736's.
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
In addition to JGPH1A's bit, BA inherited Dan-Air's 737-300/400 fleet after the takeover in 1992 at a time when (AFAIK) the only 737's BA had based at LGW were -200's. The 3 -300's were disposed of fairly rapidly but the 9 -400's remained LGW based with some being operated by GB Airways. The LGW operation is now entirely 733/4/5 after the ex-Cityflyer fleet of RJ100's were dipersed to other bases.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
I flew LGW to Zagreb in August 1999 on a BA 737-400. At that time i think they were still operating the 737-200 also. It was great to fly an International flight on a 737- something i could never do here in Australia.