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Did UPS Quit Pax Operations?  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

I haven't heard anything recently about UPS 721's being used for charters. Is this still going on or was it not profitable?

Thanks, Ryan

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

This operation ran for the past few years using 5 721's converted to pax at the weekends. UPS recently announced that they were ending this program.


I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

As far as I know UPS still operate all (six ??) 727-1s which can be converted to 113 pax configuration. However I don´t know if they have been used as passenger jets lately.

User currently offlineDe727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

UPS quit doing pax stuff about three months ago. My guess is it was never a financially viable operation but provided some good PR....the whole thing was always an experiment anyways. We now have excess 727's and crews and 4 or 5 727's have been parked rather than do heavy maintence on them (this was prior to 9/11).

User currently offlineUPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Pax operations were profitable for UPS and did very well. The reason why UPS stopped pax operations was because other charter operators were operating larger, newer aircraft (737, 75, A-320 and larger). UPS did not want to invest in aircraft just for passenger operations. UPS decided to stop the operation a few months ago before it would turn into a money losing operation due to the increased competition.

With the 75's and A-300's there have been some 72's parked. Why operate 2 72's when one 75 can do the job.

User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Thanks for the replies.

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