Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
Iberia had several -200B's until recently, there may very well be one still in service after one of the -300's had an incident recently... The -200B named Cervantes is a favorite of mine, I've watched it on descent while laying on Miami beach many times in the last few years...
Redtailmsp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 204 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
There are 5 pax 747-200s operating for NWA with a 6th coming back online soon. Currently 6624 / 6627 / 6632 / 6637/ 6638 are in service, with 6623 having also just positioned Marana-PHX-HNL-QPG (Paya Lebar, Singapore) for a check before coming back into service in April. This number will diminish again down to 5 when 6632 positions to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion in May. Plans for the summer include NRT-LAX, NRT-HNL (in place of a daily DC10), NRT-GUM, NRT-SPN. There are currently 12 freighters in operation and this will rise to 14 in the summer when 6631 and 6632 are both converted. 6631 is currently in TLV undergoing conversion and 6632 will follow it. 6631 and 6632 will keep their tail numbers, but their fleet numbers will become 6731 and 6732 to keep inline with the rest of the freighters. Will there be further conversions in the future? Perhaps. Nothing definite as yet, but with NWA having got additional frequencies to China, this could be on the cards. May well see NRT-LAX change from a -200 in the Fall, which would result in a couple more parked.
I think all of the above are flying on borrowed time, however. Once AR finds some more -400s, and if A4 either go caput or choose to keep their 767 instead, then that will close the 747 Classic chapter in Argentina, begun almost 30 years ago.