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Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet

Sat Nov 17, 2001 12:59 am

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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RE: Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet

Sat Nov 17, 2001 1:11 am

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,
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RE: Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet

Sat Nov 17, 2001 1:44 am

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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RE: Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet

Sat Nov 17, 2001 1:53 am

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.
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RE: Bwia 727s: History Of Fleet

Fri Nov 30, 2001 12:09 am

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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