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Bahamasair To Replace 737-200s With -500s?  
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2349 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10868 times:

According to the the skyliner aviation news site, Bahamasair is to replace its 737-200s with 737-500s. I could not click on the story, however can anyone confirm that they are indeed getting the 737-500? I also seem to recall someone mentioning them getting the -500s from AR..


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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10805 times:
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Bahamasair had a few 737-300's for a while. Why did they get rid of those? Couldn't fill them?

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10790 times:

Is this the last airline in N. America to be operating the 732? Those thing have got to be running on 30+ years of flying by now.


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User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10715 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Bahamasair had a few 737-300's for a while

Did Bahamasair ever operate -300s ? I remember 727-200s years ago along with the 737-200s but don't recall ever seeing 737-300s. Cayman Airways switched to -300s from -200s and even flew a -400 for a short period.



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User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10684 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):
Is this the last airline in N. America to be operating the 732? Those thing have got to be running on 30+ years of flying by now.

Not quite, up in northern Canada we've still got 4N, 5T, 7F as well as 3H out in Quebec, each with a handful of 732s, although 4N and 5T have some newer 737 Classics that I assume will replace the 732s.

The 735s make sense for Bahamasair, must be some great fuel savings given the current price of oil! And I imagine that maintenance costs on the older aircraft are getting pretty high by now.



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User currently offlinepanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10639 times:

So far they looks like the 2 B735s are still on sked to be delivered in April from AR. I have heard of possibly a 3rd as well but who knows. Hope this is a reality but I do love the 200s so much. I will miss them so. UP did wet lease a B733 from Islandsflug in 2001 TF-SUN for a few months for demand and capacity.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10593 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):
Is this the last airline in N. America to be operating the 732? Those thing have got to be running on 30+ years of flying by now.

Skyking has a couple operating in U.S., mainly out of MIA to Cuba


Wasn't Bahamasair supposed to get Q400s?


User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10437 times:

They were, but then bailed out.

The amount of offers they've had on the table is unbelievable. They've so far walked away from all of them.
My friend who flies for them and is involved with the fleet management is constantly annoyed by their apathy to the fleet renewal subject. Oh, the stories I could tell!

They even bailed out on their livery, what you see on their 732s is a half job.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2349 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 10151 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 7):
They even bailed out on their livery, what you see on their 732s is a half job.

What did their full livery look like?



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5434 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 10148 times:

Given Bahamasair's routes, they probably want to minimize plane/km, not seat/km costs. It's not hard to imagine that the economics of the 735's could work for them.


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User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 10133 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 8):

What did their full livery look like?

Will post a picture when I get home.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 10119 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
Skyking has a couple operating in U.S., mainly out of MIA to Cuba

More than a couple . They also fly out of ACY. They come to ROC a few times a month,which I always try to catch .



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User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2293 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 9803 times:

Northern Air Cargo and Conoco (Pt 121) has 732's up here in Alaska. The Conoco 732's go away next year as their last airport with gravel is being paved.

atct



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6436 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 9700 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):

I think he meant R E A L airline.   



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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 9665 times:
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I saw (and very much heard) a Sierra Pacific -200 lift off from SJC 2 weeks ago.

Quoting garpd (Reply 7):
They even bailed out on their livery, what you see on their 732s is a half job


UP's original livery was the best!

Tom SJC



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User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 9616 times:

wonder why they did not try to get some of MA's -600's. I am sure they could have gotten a killer deal for them since noboby wants them and are headed to the chopping block.... Thye had quite some life left in them.

User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9370 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 14):

UP's original livery was the best!

I beg to differ. It was definately showing it's age. A great livery once, but it needed revamping.
What they are using now is a half job of a promotional scheme developed for them.



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 8):

What did their full livery look

Sorry, I got distracted last night and plain forgot (no pun intended) to post a picture.



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9286 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
Wasn't Bahamasair supposed to get Q400s?

I interviewed Bahamasair's president in Feb 2008, for an article published in the December 2008 issue of Airways.

In our meeting, UP's president said the airline's existing Dash 8s were too big, and UP was considering replacing them with an aircraft in the 30-34 seat range that was better suited to demand.

At that time, he said the airline was also looking into replacing its 737s with NG 737s, Embraer 190s, or Canadair RJ 900s, and using the new aircraft to resume service to the US Northeast.



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9280 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 16):
Sorry, I got distracted last night and plain forgot (no pun intended) to post a picture.

So where's the picture? We are all waiting on it.

I agree with the old livery (yellow/blue/white) was a very nice livery and I like this livery too (which is somewhat like their old livery):



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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Helmut Schnichels



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[Edited 2012-03-22 06:06:26]

User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9268 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 18):
So where's the picture? We are all waiting on it.

Unfortunately, design isn't my main job. I have to hold up a normal 9-5 job to pay the bills more frequently.
So, I'm at work right now and cannot upload anything.

I WILL upload an image once home this time though

[Edited 2012-03-22 06:09:44]


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9242 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 19):
Unfortunately, design isn't my main job. I have to hold up a normal 9-5 job to pay the bills more frequently.
So, I'm at work right now and cannot upload anything.

I WILL upload an image once home this time though

Okay I see. We are all looking forward to those photos.

A388


User currently offlineFpofllflyboi From Bahamas, joined Jun 2005, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9189 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 14):
UP's original livery was the best!

Tom SJC

Which one are you referring to?



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Photo © Bob Garrard


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Photo © Nobuo Oyama


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Photo © Bob Garrard



User currently offlineFpofllflyboi From Bahamas, joined Jun 2005, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9069 times:

Interesting article from The Freeport News about the confusion of the Bahamasair flights from Freeport and possible new aircraft.

http://freeport.nassauguardian.net/national_local/43021201281157.php


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2349 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9049 times:

Too bad they couldn't get 717s...


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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8965 times:
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Quoting Fpofllflyboi (Reply 21):
Which one are you referring to?


the 3rd one...the yellow and blue on the BAC! I should have said the original 737 livery.  



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25 Post contains links and images garpd : Here we go. Originally designed back in 2003/2004. The bottom one is what they went for.
26 A388 : Thanks garpd, I like the first one the most. They clearly went for the most simple livery but stripped it even a bit more. I prefer their livery on t
27 par13del : Last news I heard from the current government was replacement of the 737's by Q400's in a couple years, this was last year after a Q400 did visit our
28 yellowtail : I say UP get a couple of 388s in the first color scheme as run an air bridge NAS-MIA
29 Post contains links and images Fpofllflyboi : So according to the Skyliner Aviation news website, UP's new bird (B737-5H6) has the new registration of C6-BFE formerly LV-BAR. CN 26450 and SN 2503.
30 flyPBA : apparently they are getting 2 ex Aerolineas Argentinas 737-5H6s ... msn 26448 (ex LV-BAX) and msn 26450 (ex LV-BAR) so far only msn 26450 has a new re
31 BoeingGuy : Why don't they just buy some new 737-700s and get into the 21st century with some modern top performing economical equipment?
32 N62NA : I hope this all works out. Grand Bahama is a wonderful, undiscovered gem (everyone seems to go to NAS instead). The tourism authority and hotels on G
33 flymia : $$$$$$$$ This is the most likely reason. I would imagine they will put the ERJs on the routes and continue the frequency and maybe even add some due
34 TrijetsRMissed : I flew on B6-CFW in November, 2010 from FLL-NAS. While it was a treat to fly the 732 one last time, I must admit that the airplane was in bad shape. W
35 HAWK21M : B732s .....Isn't spares a difficulty for the type.....What about Fuel consumption & Noise barriers.
36 United_fan : Bahamas is 'C6' . Looking forward to spotting these next month on vaca.
37 Post contains links and images garpd : Here's what a UP 735 or 73G might look like. Yes, I know it's confirmed as the 500 series, but someone mentioned the 700 and I decided "why the heck n
38 panther : Thank you Garpd they look real sweet
39 joffie : I was thinking some ex MA 737-600 before they are broken up!
40 NASCARAirforce : I remember hearing about them possibly picking up some used saab 340s too.
41 baje427 : I am wondering would the 717 not be a good fit for UP? Seems its better suited to island hops such as HA can the 717 do NAS-JFK with a decent load?
42 GUYAIR707 : Out of all I really like the Billboard design. Very attractive. Seems to make more sense to get the 73G rather than the 735. More efficient and versa
43 Post contains images panther : Here she is getting ready for service soon. Bahamasair's first B737-5H6 To be C6-BFE.
44 Fpofllflyboi : ? WOW, thanks for the shot of C6-BFE, any word on her new sister and any interior shots?
45 Post contains images panther : Taken 2 days ago at LPIA Nassau, Bahamas
46 N62NA : Very nice interior. Puts the AA ATRs and ERJs to shame!
47 N312RM : Beautiful birds! I understand that KX captains will be helping to crew these aircraft until UP pilots are able to gain the required hours to qualify t
48 zippyjet : I was thinking the same thing! Seating 117 pax and good for jaunts from MIA to Bahama ports of call. Going from 737-200's to 737-500's is kind of ana
49 Fpofllflyboi : Thanks again for those extra shots Panther Anyone knows when she will be put into flight? Im guessing start her off in Nassau to make runs back and fo
50 ERJ170 : I thought these birds were for the fpo-rdu/sdf/fll/ric/bwi flights? Am I wrong?
51 zippyjet : Does Bahama's air fly into RDU and BWI? I've been with FL at BWI for 10 years and have received international flights during my evening shift for yea
52 ERJ170 : Vision flies those routes.. Bahamasair is taking over from Vision starting in May...
53 Post contains links bloodyrascal : An article in the newspaper earlier this week said that its the 735 first flight would be the NAS-FLL flight on Monday as in tomorrow. Spotters beware
54 ERJ170 : Very bizarre.. Video said in the fall Bahamasair would take over, but I recall an article that Vision said they would only service through May.. Wonde
55 bloodyrascal : Well Bahamasair and Vision airlines have an agreement that those flights will act as Bahamasair flights but on Vision aircraft. Until UP obtains the
56 United_fan : Flightaware still shows 732's. I'm going to FLL to get a shot of one of them -200 or -500 arriving around 4;45on Tuesday 4-3.
57 TransIsland : I spoke to a UP mechanic today, not ready for another couple of days, hopefully for the Easter weekend. Fingers crossed.
58 Post contains links fpofllflyboi : Just read an article in the Nassau Guardian today about the Bahamas Defense Force getting a fleet upgrade and at the very end the Prime Minister menti
59 TransIsland : Why don't we wait until after the election, and see what the PM (whichever one) has to say then? Of course Hubert is going to promise everything newe
60 Post contains images fpofllflyboi : Speaking of Elections, I really miss the Bahamian election fever. The empty promise rally's, motorcades and such. Dont get that here in the US.
61 Post contains links and images TransIsland : And here she is... on her way to MCO this afternoon: View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephen B. Aranha
62 Post contains links and images Devilfish : Quite late for those, now that the 735s are already on hand. Although in hindsight, the MA 736s were very nice and much more modern planes.....if onl
63 Post contains images 727LOVER : So wait, this thread is a month old today.........are the -200s gone already??????
64 Post contains images PHX787 : Wow, she looks great Were they already broken up in Goodyear? :/
65 TransIsland : No, they're still here. The first 735 entered revenue service today, more to come. I don't know when the old ones will leave the fleet, but at the mo
66 Post contains images garpd : Livery is looking good on the 500
67 TransIsland : Though I must say the "bahamasair.com" on the engines should've either been larger and centred, or gotten rid of altogether.
68 garpd : I did suggest moving the web address to the fuselage or just plain getting rid. But, as always: in one ear, out the other!
69 fpofllflyboi : Anyone has an idea of when the second the third airframes will be delivered? Also what is the fate of the two 732's, immediate retirement or phase the
70 A388 : It indeed looks better on the 737-500 even though I would have enlarged the airline titles and also the airline's website on the engine as well. I ass
71 hiflyer : Colgan is sending dh4-800 to the desert....might be something UP could look into.
72 WA707atMSP : UP's existing Dash 8s are already too big, according to UP management. Getting a larger aircraft would only make the problem worse. UP management has
73 bloodyrascal : According to the Bahamasair website they are to start the RIC,BWI,SDF and FLL routes with jet service on the 17th of May. I dont know why they are an
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