The current times are hitting the airline industry very hard. More and more airlines are sending their older planes into storage, with the risk that certain types may never return. Flight enthusiast Rene Zehnder and Special Flights Enthusiasts Group has complied the below list of rare classic civilian aircraft types, that hopefully will continue to fly POST COVID-19.

This guide only serves as a reference, the situation remains dynamic during COVID-19. Travel is not recommended for the time being.

A300B2/B4 Iranair

Iran Air A300B4
Iran Air A300B4

A300-600R Iran Air Tour, Iranair, Mahan, Meraj, Qeshm

Meraj Air A300-600
Meraj Air A300-600

A310-300 Ariana Afghan, Iranair, Mahan, Taban Air

A340 Azerbaijan (345), Air Belgium (343), Conviasa (342), Edelweiss (343), HiFly (343), Iberia (346), Iran Aseman (343), Kamair (343), Lufthansa (343/346), Mahan (343/346), Plus Ultra (343/346), Swiss (343), Syrianair (343)

An-12 Cavok, Kosmos, Irkut, Motor Sich, Ruby Star (tours), Ukraine Air Alliance

An-24/26 Air Koryo, Angara, Alrosa, Amur, Aerogaviota, Chukotavia, Iraero, Khabavia, Krasavia, Kostromskoe Avialinii, Motor Sich, Polar, UTAir Cargo, SCAT

An-28/38 Sila Avia (28), Alrosa (38)

An-74 Antonov Airlines, Jet-2000, Motor Sich, Pouya Air, UTAir Cargo

An-140 Motor Sich

Motor Sich An-140
Motor Sich An-140

An-148/158 Air Koryo (148E), Angara (148E), Cubana (158) to be reactivated

Air Koryo An-148
Air Koryo An-148

B737-200 Avior, Air Iniut, Air Zimbabwe, Canadian North, Nolinor, Rutaca, Venezolana

Air Zimbabwe B737-200
Air Zimbabwe B737-200

B737 Classics Air North (735), Albawings (734, 735), Albastar (734), ALK Airlines (733), ATA Airlines (733, 735), Avior (734), Bahamas Air (735), Belavia (733, 735), Boliviana (733), Blue Air (735), Caspian (734, 735), Flair Airlines (734), FlyPersia (733), GCA (734), Iran Aseman (734), Jet-2 (733), Jonika (734), Jordan Aviation (733, 734), Klasjet (735), Lumiwings (733), Nauru Airlines (B733), Nolinor (734), SCAT (733, 735), Sepehran Airlines (733, 735), Tarom (733), UTAir (733, 734, 735), Varesh Airlines (733/735)

B747 Air Atlanta Icelandic (B744), Air China (B744/748), Air India (744), British Airways (744), China Airlines (744), Korean Air (748), Lufthansa (744/748), Mahan (744), Rossiya (B744), Thai (744), Wamos (744)

Mahan Air B747-300
Mahan Air B747-300
Air China B747-400
Air China B747-400

B757-300 Condor, Delta, Icelandair, United

B767-200 /-200ER /-300 /-400ER Air Zimbabwe (-200), Asiana (-300), Austrian (-300), Condor (-300), Delta (-400ER), Omni Air International (762ER), MIAT (-300), Tajik Air (-300), United (-400ER), UTAir (-200)

Bae-146 / Avro Tezjet (-200, RJ85), Mahan (-200, -300, RJ100), Qeshm Airlines (RJ100), Skyjet (-100, -200), Summit Air (RJ85/RJ100)

Convair 580 Air Chathams

COMAC ARJ-21 Chengdu Airlines, Genghis Khan Airlines, Jiangxi

COMAC Secures Order for 105 ARJ21-700 Jets
COMAC ARJ-21

Do-228 / 328 / 328JET Rhein Neckar Air (328), Sevenair (228), Sun Air (328JET), May Air (228), New Central Airservice (228), Eagle Air (328), Aurigny (228), Denver Air Connection (328JET), Central Mountain Air (328)

DC-9 African Express (-30)

African Express DC-9-30
African Express DC-9-30

Fokker 28 Fuerza Aérea Argentina / LADE (-1000) (only military now)

Fokker 70 TUS Airways, Wayraperu, Air Niugini, Alliance Airlines

Fokker 100 Air Niugini, Alliance Airlines, Avanti, Iranair, Qeshm Airlines, Karun Airlines, Kish Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, Trade Air, Carpatair,

Il-76TD Air Koryo, Abakan Avia, Alfa Air, Alrosa, Azee Airlines, Aviacon Zitotrans, Badr Airlines, Maximus, Pouya Air, Rubystar (tours), Silkway, Sigma Airlines, Syrianair, Transaviaexport, Yuzhmashavia, ZetAvia

Il-18 Air Koryo

Air Koryo IL-18
Air Koryo IL-18

Il-62 Air Koryo (M)

Il-96-300 Cubana

Let-410/610 Orenburg (410), Sila (410)

MA-60 Joyair, Lao Skyway, Nepal

Nepal Airlines MA-60
Nepal Airlines MA-60

MD-80/90 Airfast (M82, M83), Anda Air (M83), Andes Líneas Aéreas (M83), ALK Airlines (M82), African Express (M82), ATA Airlines (M83), Bravo Airways (M82), Bulgarian Air Charter (M82/83), DAT (M82), Delta (M88/90), Iran Air Tour (M82/83), Iran Air (M82), Kish Air (M82/83), Laser Airlines (M81/82/83), Venezolana (M83), Tezjet (M83), Zagros Airlines (M82)

Tu-134 Air Koryo, Kosmos (A-3/AK)

Tu-154 Air Koryo (B/B-2), Alrosa (M)

Air Koryo Tu-154
Air Koryo Tu-154

Tu-204 Air Koryo (-100, -300), Kosmos (-100, -300)

Yak-40 Motor Sich, Petropavlovsk Kamchatskoe, Vologda, Zhezair

Motor Sich Yak-40
Motor Sich Yak-40

Yak-42D Izhavia, Krasavia

If you know any other rare type of commercial aircraft available to fly, please feel free to share in the comment section.

This guide only serves as a reference, the situation remains dynamic during COVID-19. Travel is not recommended for the time being.

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