Archive for ottobre 2016

Lufthansa completed Boeing 737s phase-out

Yesterday 29th October, Lufthansa completed the retirement of its last remaining Boeing 737s – The airline was the B737 launch operator in 1968 – The replacement is part of a fleet simplification to reduce the number of aircraft types across Lufthansa Group

The following images are a selection of Lufthansa B737s pictures from 2005 to 2015


Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABEC (cn 25149/2081) “Karlsruhe” landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa, May 2005 – © MXPhotos


Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 D-ABJI (cn 25358/2151) “Siegburg” taxiing to its stand at Zurich Kloten, June 2005 – © MXPhotos


Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABXL (cn 23531/1307) “Neuss” taxiing to runway 17R at Milan Malpensa, January 2007 – © MXPhotos


Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 D-ABIW (cn 24945/2063) “Bad Nauheim” landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa, July 2007 – © MXPhotos


Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABXP (cn 23874/1495) “Fulda” landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa, July 2007 – © MXPhotos


Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 D-ABIF (cn 24820/1985) “Landau” slowing down on runway 36 at Turin Caselle, April 2015 – © MXPhotos

The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range single aisle aircraft. From 10th February 1968, 155 B737s both Original version and Classic version have been in the Lufthansa fleet.
The retirement is part of a larger strategy that has the Lufthansa Group replacing their aging aircraft. The introduction of new and far more efficient Airbus single aisle aircraft will improve the flight experience on short and medium haul routes.
SWISS and Austrian Airlines are also retiring some of their older aircraft including the Fokker family by Austrian Airlines and the Avro Regional Jet by SWISS.


Goodbye Jumbolino, SWISS Avro RJ100 “Shopping Paradise Zurich Airport” last flight

Last Tuesday 4th October, SWISS Avro RJ100 “Shopping Paradise Zurich Airport” took off for the last time in the airline’s colourful livery from Zurich Airport – The aircraft was ferried to Norwich on return to the lessor

BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 – Milan Malpensa, April 2007

SWISS Avro RJ100 HB-IYS (cn E3381) “Shopping Paradise Zurich Airport” in her heyday on short final to runway 35R at Milan Malpensa, April 2007 – © MXPhotos

SWISS’ fleet of Avro RJ100s will be replaced by Bombardier C Series CS100 due to the type’s growing maintenance costs.