5 Airports You Can Still See Active Boeing 727s

Once so common, the chance to watch a classic Boeing 727 aircraft in action are now fairly limited.

According to our Last Chance to Fly book, the only opportunities to fly on a 727 in active passenger service is with Iran Aseman Airlines operating domestic routes within Iran, but this may change in the near future as newer aircraft replaces these ageing jets.

So, with that in mind here are some of the airports where you can still see active Boeing 727s at.


Tehran Mehrabad



As mentioned above, Iran Aseman is one of the last chances to fly the Boeing 727 in passenger service. 


Detroit Willow Run


Kalitta 722

Home to Kalitta Charters, who still operate a number of Boeing 727 freighters. Whilst they are often out and about all over the country, their base is here and therefore you’re more likely to see at least one.


Doncaster Sheffield

United Kingdom

2Excel Boeing 727s at Doncaster

The northern England airport is home to 2Excel Aviation which has two Boeing 727s outfitted as oil spray response aircraft (and are also capable of cargo roles). They are often parked outside here, or seen operating.





Bogota is still a hub of older jets. Cargo carrier Aerosucre flies the Boeing 727 (and tragically lost one in a crash recently) out of Bogota to domestic and regional destinations. The Colombian Air Force also operates one or two 727s on government flights.


Belo Horizonte



Total Linhas Aereas is a cargo airline based at Belo Horizonte in Brazil. It has a fleet of Boeing 727s still very active in the region.



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3 Responses

  1. David Bennett says:

    There is also M-FTOH sitting at Kemble.

    VP-CMN is also there, but only the fuselage is left.

    Best to visit by the North Gate from the A433.

  2. You issed Hamilton Ontario (YHM). We have 3 active B-727-200’s of CargoJet based here and other like IFL Group, Kalitta, USA Jet Airlines coming in quite often.


  3. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks Reinhard!

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