Well it doesn't matter which one it will be!!
It would be great to see the B737 with the Colombian flag painted also on the winglets. Hopefully the decision will be made very soon!!
Did you know that Colombia has his first Presidential airplane 8 years before the USA started to have his first one!!!???!! It was an Junker Ju52 for President Enrique Olaya Herrera en 1933,
See this article (Spanish);
Sorry but my Spanish isn't so good, that's why I was thinking that the B703 would be replaced. I forgot the F28, and this one had so many problems last year?????
The Netherlands has his one presidential/ governmental plane. It also belongs to the Dutch Queen. See the reg.nr. PH-KBX
Germany, France and Belgium also has their own presidential/ governmental planes!!!
I also think that it's good for a country to have an own presidential/ governmental plane! You have less problems. I remember that my mother traveled 2 times with the Colombian President Pastrana on board of an commercial flight of AF
late 90's. My mother hated it!!! Both flights about 4/5 hours delay!! And also extremely extra safety instructions for the whole pax on this flight!!!. All the extra cost for the Colombian Gov. And on the end for Colombian people (tax!!!) I still don't know why Pastrana did not travel with the FAC 0001???? And also stupid to choose for AF
. At the time Avianca had direct flights to Paris and MAD
!! Better to spend money in your own economy, especially when your are a President!!!!!!
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!