Continuing with its fleet
renovation and enhancement program, during 1974 four Boeing 737-200
Super Advanced aircraft started operating, besides DC-10 aircraft.
Those B737 were introduced in domestic lines and with them VARIG was
able to increase the frequency of its major flights in Brazil, thus
increasing the offer of seats to its users. The first B737 Super
Advanced, PP-VME, came from the factory in Seattle, United States
and arrived in Brazil on November 1974. Since then, the company has
acquired different series of this aircraft model. When
VARIG purchase Cruzeiro airlines, in 1975, B737-200 fleet reached 18
In 80s and 90s, Boeing 737-200 were gradually replaced by the new generation Boeing 737-300. The last B737-200 was finally retired in 2004.
VARIG's Boeing 737-200 internal configuration:
1st: 110 seats
Business Class: 12 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class: 98 seats (3+3 seats per row)
2nd: 109 seats (Economy Class only)