Air France completes last B737 flight

Air France has issued press release announcing the last Boeing 737 flight has completed on 11JUN07.

Boeing 737-500, registered F-GJND, operated Turin to Paris CDG as AF1703 with 89 onboard. The configuration is 12 l’Espace Affaires and 94 Tempo seats. 11 l’Espace Affaires and 78 Tempo seats were occupied on the flight.

The aircraft was put into service in December 1991 and operated over 34300 flight hours on European and North African routes, the airline said.

The last flight marks the end of Boeing 737 service with Air France for over 25 years. The airline placed an order for 12 737-200s at the end of 1982, and was first operating into Barcelona on 31JAN83. Configuration was C18Y90.

By the end of 1990s, Air France operated 50 Boeing 737-200/-300/-500 on European and North African routes.

The 737s were replaced by a strong 145-fleet of Airbus 318/319/320/321, as of 31MAR07.

FLIFO for AF172/1703:

DOAF1702
* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO * AF1702 0 MO 11JUN
CITY INFO HOUR LOCAL)
CDG LEFT THE GATE 1315
TOOK OFF 1330
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1446 TRN
TRN AIRCRAFT LANDED 1441
ARRIVED 1445

* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO * AF1703 0 MO 11JUN
CITY INFO HOUR LOCAL)
TRN LEFT THE GATE 1554
TOOK OFF 1608
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1716 CDG
CDG AIRCRAFT LANDED 1706
ARRIVED 1716