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KLM Prepares for Its Final Fokker 70 Commercial Flight

Following a 97 year partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM Cityhopper and the aircraft manufacturer Fokker, the airline is now phasing out its Fokker 70 fleet in an effort to operate more modern aircraft. This phase out marks the end of a extraordinary period for the Dutch airline industry, with the final flights set to occur on October 28. The first flight of a Fokker aircraft was on May 17, 1920, where it was the first passenger aircraft owned…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: KTHY – Kirbis Türk…

Located at Ercan International Airport (ECN) on the border between the North and South Island of Cyprus, Turkish KTHY, or "Cyprus Turkish Airlines," was based on the Turkish side of the island. The airline started off in December 1974 in the city of Nicosia, with the first flight taking off…

American Airlines Axes Seasonal Route to Manchester

American Airlines has announced that starting next summer it will not resume its daily seasonal service from Manchester International Airport to New York's JFK Airport. The airline currently operates a mix of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft for the flight across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, competitors Virgin Atlantic And Thomas…

Saying Goodbye to EVA Air’s Boeing 747

Taipei-based EVA Air is quickly approaching the retirement date and final flight of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, which was moved from its original retirement date in October to Monday, August 21 back in January of this year. The aircraft has served the airline for over 25 years, covering numerous long…

Air France Creates New Airline to Attract Younger Passengers

France's national carrier Air France has announced a new airline named Joon. The company will concentrate on short-medium haul flights from Paris Charles De-Gaulle Airport, before launching long haul services next summer. Hello, we are #JOON. Ready to travel and be surprised? We’re coming to you this fall, with a…