Airberlin (Berlin) is marching towards an all-Airbus fleet in the near future. However TUIfly is likely to operate the Boeing 737 type for Airberlin until at least 2019.
The company retired their last “own” Boeing 737-700 (D-ABLD) with the delivery to Ruili Airlines (Kunming) this month as B-6110 via Azur Aviation as N317AB.
The last AB revenue service for D-ABLD was from Milan (Linate) to Berlin (Tegel) on August 9, 2015 as flights BER 725C / AB 8739.
Delivery to Ruili Airlines via Azur Aviation was conducted on September 22-23 (Budapest – Almaty – Tianjin – Kunming).
The remaining six 737-700s (D-AGEC, D-AHXC, D-AHXE, D-AHXF, D-AHXG and D-AHXJ are leased from and operated by TUIfly.
Copyright Photo: Günter Mayer. Boeing 737-76J D-ABLD (msn 36117) is pictured at night on the gate at Nuremberg on March 17, 2009.
Thank you to Günter Mayer reporting from Nuremberg, Germany.