When Lufthansa merged with Swissair in 1991, owner Lufthansa Mitsui merged with Boeing Japan in 1996, creating what is now known as HAJAL. This company has flown the 757 and the 737-800 on routes throughout Africa, the Pacific, and Southwest Asia, providing flights to European and Asian cities. Following deregulation in 1989, a second Japanese operator, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has operated 757s for over 20 years, providing flights to many destinations around the world. Today, these aircraft are still in service at the gate, including in long-haul services.
In September 2017, ANA finished converting to her new Boeing 787 jet which will be her first with an all-new design following the merger of the airline with Japan Airlines. The new 787 is quieter than the 767-400ER which she replaced in her mainline fleet, and the new model will likely be the last Boeing 767 for ANA operating in her fleet. The 767 was produced by Boeing from 1970 to 2012 when it was withdrawn from the United States Air Force as a training aircraft.
Some of the original long-term airline customers of the 737-200 were Venezuelan state owned airline VARIG. Today, she flies a multitude of routes, including routes from Venezuela to Miami and Texas. However, she is more widely used for charter operations, including serving as Air Force One for President Hugo Chavez when he was elected to office in 1998. The airline is currently the only one flying the 737 in the air force to allow it to maintain a low cost of operations, and she is still used by the Venezuelan government for her executive transport needs. She is also used for VIP flights on short and long-distance routes.
In 2014, the Brazilian airline Gol has three former Lufthansa -200s in its fleet, which are over 40 years old. These aircraft are among the oldest in its fleet, with one having its first flight in 1974 and the other two joining Gol in 1994.
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