Air France has retired its last Boeing 737 after 24 years using the type across its European and North African network.
Flight AF1703 operating from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Turin, made its farewell trip under the command of Captain Eric Monlouis, who is also chief of Air France”s 737 division, with 89 passengers on board.
Air France ordered its first 737 ” a -200 model ” from Boeing at the relatively late date of 1982 ” with the first aircraft put into service on the Paris-Barcelona route the following year.
An Air France statement said: ”The Boeing 737 was our first aircraft to be flown with two pilots. By the end of the 1990s, the company operated 50 737-200/300 and -500 machines across European and North African routes.”
The 737-300 and -500 models began Air France”s use of the 737 Next Generation aircraft.