All #avgeeks out there . KLM wants to celebrate in style the end of the 97-year partnership between KLM and Fokker. The phasing out of the Fokker 70 at KLM Cityhopper marks the end of an extraordinary period for the Dutch airline industry.
For any KLM #avgeeks who would like to be aboard one of the final Fokker flights on 28th October 2017 the flight schedule is below. A few seats are still available and can be booked via KLM’s website.
DUS – Düsseldorf KL1862 arrival Amsterdam 19.05 hrs*
NWI- Norwich KL1512 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs*
HAJ – Hannover KL1912 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs*
BRU – Brussel KL1732 arrival Amsterdam 19.15 hrs*
LUX – Luxembourg KL1746 arrival Amsterdam 19.35 hrs*
LHR – London KL1070 arrival Amsterdam 20.30 hrs *
The fact that the very last commercial Fokker flight will depart from London is no coincidence. Soon after the first passenger flights took place on 17th 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 15th September 1920 to London. The arrival of the Fokker 70 from London on 28th October will complete the circle.
Modernising the fleet
KLM Cityhopper began replacing its Fokker fleet with the modern E-Jet, Embraer 190 and Embraer 175+ in 2008. These new aircraft are facilitating further expansion of the existing KLM network, higher flight frequencies, and lower costs. This wide-ranging modernisation means KLM Cityhopper can contribute to a more efficient and environmentally friendly operation in which quality and passenger comfort are top priorities.