D-AGEP - Boeing 737-700
The Boeing 737 is a narrow-body aircraft produced by Boeing at its Renton Factory in Washington. Developed to supplement the Boeing 727 on short and thin routes, the twinjet retains the 707 fuselage cross-section and nose with two underwing turbofans. Envisioned in 1964, the initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967 and entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa. The lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968. It evolved through four generations, offering several variants for 85 to 215 passengers.
The 737-700, the first variant of the Next-Generation, was launched in November 1993. The -700 seats 126 passengers in a two-class or 149 passengers in a one-class layout. The launch customer Southwest Airlines took the first delivery in December 1997.
History of the reg
Built in Renton (US), this aicraft was delivered to Germania Airways (Germany) in March 1998, under the registration D-AGEP. This registration did not change during the entire service life of the aircraft, over 22 years.
The aircraft was operated by Germania during its full service life, but was used by several other airlines. In November 2002 the airline Hapag-Lloyd Express (Germany) used the aircraft under operation by Germania. This was later moved to TUIfly (Germany) in January 2007, then returned to Germania in November 2007. This was quickly transferred to Air Berlin (Germany) in the same month, until being returned to Germania in October 2012.
Air Berlin then leased the aircraft from Germania in March 2013, until it was retired and stored in April 2019.
Our History with the Aircraft
This aircraft sees continued use in the bar as one of our VIP pods, offering a sheltered premium experience inside the very fuselage of an aircraft.
The final livery of the aircraft is maintained on the outer surface of the two fuselage sections used in the pod.