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4/13/1973: Dan-Air Operates First Boeing 727

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Dan-Air (DA) became the first British airline to operate the Boeing 727 in 1973. Its inaugural revenue flight departed Manchester (MAN) bound for Alicante (ALC).

Despite being the world’s best-selling airliner at the time, airlines in the UK had been slow to operate the trijet. 

In November 1972, DA purchased three former Japan Airlines (JL) 727-100s. The carrier wanted an aircraft to replace its fuel-hungry de Havilland Comets. G-BAFZ was the first aircraft to arrive, followed by G-BAEF and G-BAJW. 

An additional overwing exit was added to the -100 series to accommodate the increased seating read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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