767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11 Posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
Around the turn of the century and up to 2001, Iberia had gone from having UX wet leased two 767-300ER's to purchasing and operating the aircraft with their own pilots. My question is really why after having made such move would the airline dispose of them so quickly? They seemed like an excellent fit, and in regards to the operation of heavier twins could have been a good replacement for trunk routes operated by the A300's. I know they were often seem operating transatlantic routes as well as heavier trunk European routes and "Puente Aereo" routes.
Seemed like a good fit in my book, anyone here know the specific details?
As far as I know, IB got rid of them as a consequence of the "post-Sept 11th" situation. IB reduced operations and decided that they didn't need those aircraft anymore.
They also delayed the delivery of many A320-family aircraft.
Both 767s went to Kenya Airways after leaving Iberia on December 2001.
EC-GSU became 5Y-KQV and EC-GTI became 5Y-KQW.
Currently both aircraft are flying with Air Canada as C-GHPF and C-GHPH respectively.
Hermano!!! Que pasa!!!?
Hope you're doing well!
I see regarding the post 9/11 situation. Do you know if they were slated to receive any more? They just seemed like such a good aircraft to keep, specially for the Peninsula-Canarias routes. Seem like 747's and A340/3/600's are a bit too much for those routes.
Regards and abrazos.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!