Alvaro From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 239 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 962 times:
As for my country, Mexico, I can tell you that Mexicana is already looking to retire or sell their last 22 B727´s. Actually, they already sold some planes to Allegro, another mexican airline. That is why Mexicana already operates the A320, so they can eventually replace their 727´s as well as their F100´s. The airline already operates 16 A320 and 8 more are expected to be delivered soon. However, I think they might use some of the 727´s on their regional airlines: AeroCaribe and AeroCozumel.
En Mexicana cumplimos 85 años de hacerte sentir el placer de volar sin limites
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 914 times:
United Airlines began retiring the 727-222A's in Febuary. This move will help United Airlines to drive down costs, and eliminate the only 3 person cockpit aircraft left in our fleet.
The 727 retirment is going at a rate of about 25 planes per year, over the next 3 years. In January of 2001, there were 75 727s in the fleet, there are now either 71 or 73. The retirment process has been placed on a temporary hiatus as there are not enough planes to compinsate for the retirement yet. This will be ending shortly...if it already has not.
By the end of 2003, all 727s will be eliminated from United's fleet. Certain markets will recive the 757 and the 737-300/500 as a replacement, while others recieve the A320. Some cities will see the end of main-line United service with the 727 and the 732 retirements comming up.