It’s coming up to the last call for KLM and their operation of the Fokker 70 aircraft – with withdrawal from service booked for 28th October 2017.
The last Fokker 70 (the smaller version of the Fokker jets) flights according to KLM will look like this:
- KL1862 Düsseldorf to Amsterdam (Arrives 19.05)
- KL1512 Norwich to Amsterdam (Arrives 19.15)
- KL1912 Hannover to Amsterdam (Arrives 19.15)
- KL1732 Brussels to Amsterdam (Arrives 19.15)
- KL1746 Luxembourg to Amsterdam (Arrives 19.35)
- KL1070 London to Amsterdam (Arrives 20.30)
KLM reports a few seats are left for these flights. I’ve had a quick check… and you can tell which one will be the last flight from London.
KLM has a special reason to deploy a Fokker 70 as its last flight from London, with the airline stating
Soon after the first passenger flights took place on 17 May 1920, two Fokkers joined the KLM fleet as the first passenger aircraft to be owned by KLM: these Fokker IIs bore the registration numbers H-NABC and H-NABD. The first commercial flight with a Fokker II was on 15 September 1920 to London. The arrival of the Fokker 70 from London on 28 October will complete the circle.
KLM have been busy modernising their fleet, with Embraer E175s and E190 aircraft taking their place.
For those who have flown Fokkers, and want to fly a Fokker 70 one last fabulous time – time is short. Get booking your tickets ASAP.
… because a lot more classic planes will leave the European skies soon…
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