It’s Sunday, and it’s time for some more airplane art.
This week, Lufthansa withdrew its last Boeing 737 from front-line service as it said farewell to the type.
Boeing 737-500 at Frankfurt-am-Main.
Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 at Frankfurt-am-Main
Lufthansa has operated the Boeing 737 type in some form since its launch in 1968 – where it became the launch customer of the 737-100 in February 1968.
Since then, the airline operated the five sub-types of the Boeing 737 family (mainly the original and classic variants of the Boeing 737):
However, after 48 years of service, it’s time for the 737s to bow out of the Lufthansa short-haul fleet. The fleet has been replaced with newer and more fuel-efficient versions of the Airbus A320 family.
It’s entirely possible that Lufthansa one day may take a shine to the Boeing 737 MAX family – but for now, it’s time to close the curtain on Boeing 737 at the Lufthansa group.
More Airplane Art next week!
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