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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…

A First-Hand Perspective: Onboard KLM’s Final Fokker 70 Flight from…

On Saturday, I was privileged enough to be a passenger on the final Fokker flight by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The first Fokker 70 flight flown by KLM was on Sep. 30, 1920, from Amsterdam to London. KLM chose the return from London to be the final flight for the…

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,…

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,…