Really? Never thought about that one... no, seriously, the second-hand market for MD-11Fs is known to be extremly tight, and ost of the pax MD-11s have been converted by now with only very few left in the market. Thus I´m a bit surprised that they think that they are able to source them.
Quoting Cobra27 (Reply 1): But how the f... is it still economical to fly 727? It burns around 500 than competition
Well, which replacement is available? The B757-200F and the B737-400F, at max. Both a re far younger, and are likely to attract quite a higher leasing rate compared to the 727-200F. And if you need the 722F only a couple of hours (don´t how much they are utilitzed) a day, it should be cheaper to spend money on variable costs (=fuel) then to have higher fixed costs (leasing rate).