TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 4 Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3374 times:
All those airlines i mentioned are operating near 30 year old Boeing 737-200s. These aircraft are now almost unseen in Europe. When do they plan to be retired? Operations like Delta Express and Metrojet wont have a fleet 5 years from now. Speaking of which, what aircraft will be used for Delta Express and Metrojet?
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DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3336 times:
Many think that Delta's 737-200s are all 20-30 years old, but in reality they aren't. Most if not all of Delta's 737-200ADVs are only 12-13 years old and will be serving the Express fleet for 5-10 more years until being phased out for most likely the 737-600.
Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
WN is retiring them as the leases expire (next 19 months)
US is expected to retire the 732 fleet in mainline this year and Metrojet next year (The Metrojet fleet will be 733)
DL has no firm plans to retire the 732 in the Express fleet except for 2 nonstandard aircraft that are being retired this year.
HP will gradually remove them over the next 2 years. (gone by YE 2002)
I have no idea about UA. I would assume that they will be replaced by the A319/A320 birds gradually.
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
Currently United has no replacment for the 737-291s. Infact, from what my dad told me, they are HMVing them again, so they should be here for atleast three or four more years. They may replace them with newer 737s, or even possibly new NG 737s. I dont know if that will happen. On the longer, transcon flights is where you will see Airbusses.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
As others have stated, these aircraft are no where near 30 years old. Delta had their last 732 delivered in 1987, making it 13 years old. Southwest had 732's delivered through 1985. US had deliveries through 1984 and United had new ones until 1982. If you want specific delivery dates, go to :
CPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4992 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3297 times:
All those airlines i mentioned are operating near 30 year old Boeing 737-200s.
What on earth are you talking about? Most of those still in frontline service were built between the late 70s and mid 80s. The production of the -200 didn't end till 1988. While they are a bit loud, there's nothing wrong with them...and they have been reliable.