Alaska retires it’s 734C’s & introduces first 737-700F

Alaska Airlines has started retiring its 4 737-400C’s, which had 72 passenger seats and the rear half as cargo. 

The new 737-700F is the first of 3 being introduced to replace them, and the first in the world converted to a freighter.

The aircraft was converted from a full passenger version, a process that took 19 months. The work  was carried out by Israel Aircraft Industries.

All of the 734C will be retired by October 18 2017. Two more of the new 737F’s are being completed and painted in Victorville prior to delivery.