SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2134 posts, RR: 19 Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10011 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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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.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 444 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9827 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.
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9782 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.
garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2461 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9580 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.
fpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 830 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8759 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.