LUFTHANSA IS selling its 19 remaining Boeing 737-200 ADVs to US leasing firm JETZ. The aircraft were among those, which Lufthansa originally planned to sell to Indonesia before the sale stalled when the Delaware-based company offered "a better deal".

The aircraft will be handed over starting in May 1996, to be replaced by Airbus A319s. Lufthansa is expecting delivery of the first of its 20 A319s in June 1996, and will have replaced the 737s by the end of 1997.

The airline says that the JETZ 737s have used up only about one-third of their operational lives. Lufthansa took delivery of its first 737-200 ADV in 1981.

Source: Flight International