Earlier this week, the final scheduled Boeing 727 passenger flight occurred in Iran. The retirement of this aircraft from commercial service marks the end of an era.
On Sunday, Iran Aseman Airlines operated its final 727 passenger flight from Zahedan (ZAH) to Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport (THR). The Boeing 727-200 Advanced was 38-years-old.
Today, the world's last passenger carrying flight of a Boeing 727 took place in #Iran. Today evening, the last Boeing 727-288/Adv of Aseman Airlines with EP-ASB register logged its last flight from #Zahedan to #Tehran and was retired from service after 39 years of flight. pic.twitter.com/cJiTOVvjQr
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 13, 2019
I’m going off this report above…the airline has not confirmed this officially, but EP-ASB has been out of service since Sunday and Iran Aseman Airlines was the final confirmed operator.
The Boeing 727 debuted with Eastern Airlines in 1964 and quickly became a new passenger and airline favorite. Production continued until 1984, when Boeing shut down the assembly line after delivering its 1831st aircraft. At the time, that marked the highest
There’s a potential that Air Dijibouti may still have a passenger-configured 727 in its fleet. But I looked through all its scheduled service and do not see the aircraft presently operating. Many governments and cargo airlines are still using the aircraft.
I’m old enough to remember flying on a United Airlines 727 as a kid. I also flew on an old 727 during a trip to Bolivia many years ago…I remember that flight in particular, a national flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre, because I bought a walk-up ticket at the airport for $27 and because the landing was incredibly hard.
I’m sure many of us have 727 stories. What is your favorite 727 memory?