Boeing 737-500

The Boeing 737-500 is a narrow-body airliner and a variant of the 737 Classic series. This variant, like other 737s in the Classic series, features upgraded turbofan engines however it's fuselage is almost exactly the same of the 737-200 making it possible for it to be a like-for-like replacement for the older variant. The 737-500 is the shortest and last variant produced in the Classic series and boasts slightly more range than it's series siblings. Like the rest of the series, it is no longer in production but it is still in service today. The 737-500 typically flies short to medium haul flights that have medium to high demand much like other 737s but it's smaller capacity and increased range allows it to also fly on longer or thinner routes where the demand is not as high. The 737-500 has a typical seating capacity of 108 economy seats.


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Continental Airlines

(merged with United Airlines in 2010;

no longer flies the 737-500)


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 F = First Class | C = Business Class | W = Premium Economy | Y = Economy Class | Cargo = Dedicated Cargo Freighter

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