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Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
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Could someone please provide information on BWIA's former 727 fleet? How many did they operate, what were the reg. numbers, and the designations? When were they retired? I'd also welcome any information from those who had personal experience flying with them. Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineGdabski From Poland, joined Oct 2001, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

They had three 727's: 9Y-TCO, 9Y-TCP and 9Y-TCQ and a fourth one leased from Pacific Airlines :N2969G.

Hope that helps a bit,

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

As Gdabski said...there were four 727s. A breakdown...
727-078 - 18794/99 - 9Y-TCO..del 12/64 to BN 6/71.
727-078 - 18795/104 - 9Y-TCP..del 1/65 to BN 10/71.
727-078 - 18796/108 - 9Y-TCQ..del 1/65 to BN 3/71.
727-193 - 19304/287 - N2969G..lsd 11/67 ret 11/68.

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User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

As I recall they traded in the 727s for some older 707s. I spoke with a BWIA captain who said that Boeing thought they were crazy for doing so. I didn't realize that the 727s made it into the festive carnival colors and I enjoyed seeing that pic.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

BWIA traded the 727s for 4 707s from Braniff as they wanted to increase capacity and begin long-haul routes to YYZ and LGW, later LHR. Of course, doing so meant that a number of regional services were cut as the 707 planes could not land in some islands, eg Cayman Islands and Tobago. Still a rather unusual decision by any means (why do you think BI gave them 4 707s?).


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