Northern Air Cargo has announced to retire their fleet of Boeing 737-200s in January of 2019. NAC has been flying the -200s for sometime now operating 3 of them around the State of Alaska. The reason why they kept the -200 for so long is due to the gravel kit operation which allows them to fly into St Mary’s Alaska a gravel runway. Northern Air Cargo operates the -300 series, a -400 and recently added the 767 to their list.
The oldest 737 I can remember seeing is the 733 and 735 on Southwest. No going to lie, I LUVED those aircraft. The 737 family overall is special and it’s sad to see the older generation disappearing. And yes, the 732 was super loud. But that is what made it special, to me, not to non-avgeeks
A lot of the airlines that fly to the Canadian North use older 737 variants, especially older 737 modified combi varients. Sad to see that they are ending service in the US. (as far as I’m aware, no US airline operates them other then in Alaskawell, not anymore)