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A Tus Airways Fokker 70 lines up on the runway at Skiathos Airport. (Photo: Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiandis, @athspotter)

Dormant Mediterranean Airline Plans to Resume Flying

Larnaca, Cyprus-based Tus Airways has not flown a regularly-scheduled passenger flight since last October. While the airline previously served very few destinations from its Larnaca hub, it is very well known among aviation enthusiasts around the world. Tus Airways, which was established in 2015 and began passenger operations in early 2016, was one of the last Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 operators in the world. On April 16, 5B-DDA and 5B-DDE, two of the airline’s Fokker jets, were ferried to…

The Fading Dutchmen: What’s Left of the Fokker 100/70s

The Fokker Aircraft Corporation launched their last great aircraft in the mid-1980s with the creation of the narrow body Fokker 100 and eventual baby version with the Fokker 70. While the aircraft wasn’t the most popular, Fokker sold a respectable 300+ airframes before going into bankruptcy in 1997. In service,…