KLM To Phase Out The Fokker 70 In 2017

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has confirmed it will retire the last Fokker 70 aircraft in its fleet in October 2017.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has confirmed it will retire the last Fokker 70 aircraft in its fleet in October 2017.

The aircraft is operated by the airline group’s KLM Cityhopper subsidiary which has undergone a fleet renewal plan to transition to an all Embraer fleet of E175s and E190s.

It follows the airline phasing out the Fokker 50 in 2010 and the Fokker 100 in 2012.

Boet Kreiken, managing director at KLM Cityhopper, said the decision to phase out the Fokker aircraft was influenced by economics with the Embraer jets giving the carrier “a better environmental performance and substantially lower costs.”

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