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Bwia & Their MD-80's

Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:59 pm

Has BWIA decided to keep their MD-80's? I recently noticed that 9Y-THQ has been repainted in the new livery....does anyone have any information about this.
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RE: Bwia & Their MD-80's

Tue Aug 14, 2001 2:09 pm


Well the 737-800's are suppose to replace them but I guess they are gonna keep them for a while. They have been having alot of financial problems lately including their Tristar fleet and the replacement aircraft. Does anyone know about the latest tristar news with BWIA?



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RE: Bwia & Their MD-80's

Tue Aug 14, 2001 7:29 pm

Hmmm thats at least two MD-80s in the new scheme then:
9Y-THR and -THQ.
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RE: Bwia & Their MD-80's

Tue Aug 14, 2001 9:47 pm

BWIA plans to keep the MD80s for a few more years yet. That is the latest I heard from an F/A on my last flight to LHR at the end of July. Indeed 2 of the planes have been repainted while 2 remain in the old scheme - those two are the only 2 active planes in the old colours.

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RE: Bwia & Their MD-80's

Wed Aug 15, 2001 10:24 am

"Voodoo" that is the third MD-80 in the new scheme. 9Y-THW was also painted earlier this year. By the way, anyone noticed that 9Y-THQ is a MD-82 not a MD-83 like the rest of the BWIA's "MD" fleet. Now 9Y-THX is the last plane to have the old livery.