One plane, many colors! Air Florida 737-200 registered N37AF.
Air Florida operated from 1972-1984 over a network serving the eastern U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe, eventually growing to a 58-aircraft fleet of 737, DC-8, DC-9, and DC-10 airliners.
This post, though, is focused on the 737 shown in this airline-issued postcard. It was delivered new to Air Florida in October 1979, spent the summers of 1981 and '82 on seasonal lease to Transavia in the Netherlands, then was acquired by AirCal in the U.S. in October 1984 (and registered N458AC), following Air Florida's collapse.
Demand for the plane remained strong, and it joined the American Airlines fleet in 1987 when that airline purchased AirCal. The plane joined the Braniff Airways fleet in early 1989, then moved to Aloha Airlines in May 1990, re-registered (yet again!) as N809AL. Aloha retired the plane in 2005, and it went to desert storage in Arizona.
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