While Virgin Australia’s fleet is primarily made up of 737-800 aircraft, around 78 of them in fact, not many people realise that there are two 737-700s in the fleet.
The main difference is the length, the 800 series is 39.5m long while the 700 series is 33.6m long, thus fitting in less passengers.
These planes are 12 years old at time of writing so they’ll probably be around for a little longer until they’re eventually phased out and replaced with more 800s or maybe a MAX or 2.
Here’s one of VA’s 700s landing at Sydney Airport on RWY07 on 11 November 2017.
Author: Ken Moore
I’m an aviation novice who is obsessed with planes. I love the 747 utmost and the ATR72. Newer planes such as the 787 Dreamliner also rock.