DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
Been discussed, almost to death, but I'll give you the reader's digest version.
737-200s are on their way out. Should be all gone in 2005. 737-300s will be handled on an aircraft by aircraft basis based on lease expirations, heavy checks and the like. But there are still 40 some odd 733s in the fleet. America West recently ordered 20 some new A319s and A320s with deliveries beginning next year.
As HP is in a growth mode and there are not any large new orders yet, the 733s will be around for a while to come. But as the fleet is a rag tag bunch of older 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and maybe even 4th hand frames... sooner or later they will go.
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