Boeing 737s And My Home Town Airport
The Boeing 737 first took to the skies on April 9th 1967. Little did Boeing know that 52 years later a total of 10,533 737’s would be delivered, with another 4,703 on order at the time this article was written. The Boeing 737 would become the most widely used commercial airliner in history.
Additionally, a total of 29 countries also operate Boeing 737’s in military configurations.
It comes as no surprise than that the Boeing 737 is most widely used aircraft that flies into my hometown airport, General Mitchell International Airport. Passenger and Cargo Boeing 737’s are used on scheduled routes to and from Milwaukee by Alaska, Delta, Southern Air/DHL, and Southwest Airlines.
Boeing 737’s are also utilized on Non Scheduled Charters into Milwaukee by United, Sun Country, and Swiftair. Boeing 737’s have also been utilized by Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations on scheduled charter flights to Mexico and the Caribbean. The past 2 years have seen Boeing 737-800’s operated by Travel Span and Smart Wings on behalf of Swiftair, and TUI-Fly of Belgium operating for Miami Air.
In this article we take a look at some of the more colorful and unique Boeing 737’s that have passed through General Mitchell International Airport over the past few years. Until next time, “Blue Skies To All!”