StarPerú to replace BAe 146s with Boeing 737s

StarPerú BAe 146-100 OB-1877-P

StarPerú BAe 146-100 OB-1877-P landing at Lima on 5 August, on one of her last services (Miguel Angel Hernandez)

StarPerú is planning to replace its BAe 146s with Boeing 737-300s, the first of which, a former Southwest Airlines example, has already arrived at Lima. The airline once operated 737-200s, but replaced them with 146s beginning in 2008. At one point, StarPerú had no less than ten BAe 146s: two series 100s, four series 200s, two series 300s, and one series 200QT freighter, but most have been sold, withdrawn from use, or used as spares sources. Additional examples were acquired for parts and never operated. Only one of StarPerú’s 146s is currently operational: series 100 OB-1879-P (msn E1095). Series 100 OB-1877-P (msn E1199) was operational until recently, but was seen at Lima with all four engines removed on 15 August. The airline also operated two Bombardier CRJ200s, which it added in 2016, but these have recently been disposed of, having proven too small and troublesome from a maintenance perspective. StarPerú recently formed a code-share alliance with Peruvian Airlines.

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