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FlyEndeavorAir
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Where to find a 737-600

Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:27 pm

Trying to tick off the 737-600 (the only 737 variant I'm missing other than the more elusive 737-100) and was disheartened to find WestJet quietly retired their fleet due to COVID. I also know SAS retired theirs a while back, and was wondering if there were currently any other operators of the type, aside from JANET which is obviously out of the question.
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:27 pm

Have you looked at Air Algerie ? FR24 seems to think their 737-600s are still flying

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... _operators
https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air ... ypeasc.htm
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:15 am

That's going to be a tough mission. Besides Air Algerie and Tunisair, that's more or less it. Not sure where you are based and about the current restrictions but, the Tunisair ones come to France, Germany... a the moment. I was lucky to catch a SAS 766 in July 2019 between ARN and CDG
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:07 pm

True, the B736 is a quite regular sight in my hometown HAM, thanks to TU!
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tu895

However, strictly off-topic, I guess it is not the best time to travel...
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/25/afri ... index.html
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:15 pm

The Westjet frames are not even 20 years old, so there has got to be plenty of life in them. I assume maybe some operator who wants cheaper planes with low hours could maybe buy the ex Westjet frames and even the SAS frames are not old old, though I do not know their hours/cycles. The 736s in the desert have some life left in them and some operator could pick them up, so you may not be out of hope yet.

As for current operators, Air Algerie and Tunisair are the only ones.

All 737-100s are retired.
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:58 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
The Westjet frames are not even 20 years old, so there has got to be plenty of life in them. I assume maybe some operator who wants cheaper planes with low hours could maybe buy the ex Westjet frames and even the SAS frames are not old old, though I do not know their hours/cycles. The 736s in the desert have some life left in them and some operator could pick them up, so you may not be out of hope yet.


Highly, highly doubt they ever fly again. Worth much more in parts. There are -700s and -800s that are half as old that are turning into parts bins.
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:33 am

I had a quick look and I couldn't see anywhere saying WestJet retired their 737-600s. They definitely stored them, and I think they removed them from the schedules, but I don't think they've actually said "we won't fly these planes again".
The -600 can fly further, land shorter, and seat fewer people than any other aircraft in the WestJet mainline fleet, which makes them perfect for smaller Canadian routes that the -700/-800 can't break even on.
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:53 am

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Trying to tick off the 737-600 (the only 737 variant I'm missing other than the more elusive 737-100) and was disheartened to find WestJet quietly retired their fleet due to COVID. I also know SAS retired theirs a while back, and was wondering if there were currently any other operators of the type, aside from JANET which is obviously out of the question.


There is a remote possibility (that if the price is right) Bahamasair might try to pick up 2 or 3 recently-retired B736's to replace their trio of aged B735's. As I recall, UP had to struggle to get just one of their B735's ADS-B compliant. They currently have one (C6-BFD) back into service and are also using 2 B73G's they picked up in 2019 & 2020. But if service demand starts to pick up they will need more lift soon.

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Bahamasair
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:46 am

Boeing757100 wrote:
The Westjet frames are not even 20 years old, so there has got to be plenty of life in them. I assume maybe some operator who wants cheaper planes with low hours could maybe buy the ex Westjet frames and even the SAS frames are not old old, though I do not know their hours/cycles. The 736s in the desert have some life left in them and some operator could pick them up, so you may not be out of hope yet.

As for current operators, Air Algerie and Tunisair are the only ones.

All 737-100s are retired.


they are not that old, but why get a -600 when there are a lot of -700 or -800 around
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:21 am

Thanks all, so it looks like either Air Algerie or Tunisair is the best bet.
 
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Re: Where to find a 737-600

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Thanks all, so it looks like either Air Algerie or Tunisair is the best bet.


I really hope you can get it :)

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