De727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1369 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).
UPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1345 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.