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User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

I was just wondering if Olympic Airways ever had B727's.

Thanks,

JAT



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User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Yes, they did. Supposedly one is on the tarmac in Athens near the recently retired 747s.

User currently offlineAgrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

I think Olympic has a subsidiary charter-airline called Macedonian Airways, that still uses some 727's
Regards
Emmanuel


User currently offlineStlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Im pretty sure they did have them, because a man somewhere in the state of Washington has tuned one into a home! I can not find the website that documents his expierences for the life of me. Maybe someone out there can find the link for me its quite interesting. I think an article appeared in either airways or airliners a few months ago. Im im not mistaken it was a newly retired Olympic 727-200.

Regards

Brian


User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

http://www.airplanehome.com

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
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Yes they did have 727-200's, those were probably delivered in the mid 70's. They used to fly to Brussels from Athens on the 727 during the 80's and early 90's, I remember very well. Olympic no longer operates 727's, neither does Turkish.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

OA got some (I can't remember, how many) 727-264 (non-advanced models) in the late 60's and operated them well into the Nineties.
In 1990, Olympic acquired three former LH aircraft (727-230(A)). They were called "the German ones" by the crews and flown on the mainline routes at least until 1998 (I saw one in DUS at that time). One of those three 727's was even operated as a VIP aircraft for the Greek government.
Two of them have been transferred to Macedonian Airlines, a subsidiary of OA, and are scheduled to be replaced by 737-400's, some of which already have arrived. I checked the online timetable late last year and they were operated on domestic routes on behalf of the mother company.

Hope this helps...  





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User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

The reason I asked was because I recieved a bunch of safety cards from Olympic and I got a 727 one but not a 737-200 one (which the still operate) so I was wondering what was going on.

Thanks for all the info,



JAT



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