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Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:48 pm

So, KL just revealed the goodbye livery on the Fokker 70.

It features Anthony fokker on the tail and the Fokker logo big on the fuselage. One beautiful looking livery if you ask me.

Here is the link with pics, article is in dutch:

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... d-afscheid


Does anybody know what routes KL is flying with the F70? I definitely need to get a ride on them one last time!
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:54 pm

Nice tribute, kind of 'Norwegian' style !
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:59 pm

A very nice idea, but a terrible livery.... I don't like it at all. I just saw the aircraft outside the hangar but I don't like it.
The tail is nice, but the Fokker logo is fugly at best on the KL blue background.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:15 pm

That's a very, very nice farewell gesture. I hope this F70 will be kept, donated to a museum to remember past glory of aircraft industry in The Netherlands.

As for the dark blue Fokker logo, I like it. They carefully shaped the letter o around a window. And the dark blue is a logical choice, it is the same color as the standard cheatline and the existing 'Fokker 70' sign on the tailcone. Any other color would have made it messy.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:41 pm

Themack wrote:
Does anybody know what routes KL is flying with the F70? I definitely need to get a ride on them one last time!


I'm booked on AMS-DUS-AMS in August. All the flights to DUS around my dates seemed to be on F70 all day.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:47 pm

For easy viewing:

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Themack wrote:
Does anybody know what routes KL is flying with the F70? I definitely need to get a ride on them one last time!

As far as I know: Basel/Mulhouse, Bremen, Brussels, Durham Tees Valley, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Humberside and Norwich.

There are also only 9 Fokker 70's left...

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That's a very, very nice farewell gesture. I hope this F70 will be kept, donated to a museum to remember past glory of aircraft industry in The Netherlands.

Don't count on it. There's a Fokker 100 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on the Panorama Terrace (PH-OFE) and a Fokker 100 at Aviodrome Museum in Lelystad (PH-OFA).
And let's be honest; the Fokker 70 is not much more than a shortened Fokker 100.

If there was any Fokker to be saved in a museum it would have been PH-KBX; the government Fokker since it more special; not only because of it's function but also because it was a unique aircraft since it was one of the few government aircraft designed, build, flown and maintained by the same country.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:58 pm

I'm pretty sure the final F70 flight will be a DUS run sometime this fall.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:09 pm

So this Fokker 70 will have its last commercial flight on October 28th?


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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Iemand91 wrote:
Themack wrote:
Does anybody know what routes KL is flying with the F70? I definitely need to get a ride on them one last time!

As far as I know: Basel/Mulhouse, Bremen, Brussels, Durham Tees Valley, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Humberside and Norwich.

There are also only 9 Fokker 70's left...

And Luxembourg, Stuttgart, Southampton, Stavanger, Cardiff and Dresden.
A388 wrote:
So this Fokker 70 will have its last commercial flight on October 28th?


A388

Probably.

On October 29:
- KL1984 Basel - Amsterdam 07:05 - 08:50
- KL1750 Bremen - Amsterdam 06:25 - 07:20
- KL1720 Brussels - Amsterdam 06:45 - 07:40
- KL1530 Durham - Amsterdam 06:10 - 08:25
- KL1852 Dusseldorf - Amsterdam 06:10 - 07:10
- KL1762 Frankfurt - Amsterdam 06:55 - 08:15
- KL1900 Hannover - Amsterdam 06:10 - 07:20
- KL1486 Humberside - Amsterdam 06:20 - 08:30

So unless this changes, KL1984 Basel - Amsterdam will be the very last KLM Fokker F70 flight.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks iemand91. So that schedule is for the Fokker 70 with the special Fokker livery (PH-KZU)?

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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:34 pm

What is that box above the front gear door?
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:21 pm

A388 wrote:
Thanks iemand91. So that schedule is for the Fokker 70 with the special Fokker livery (PH-KZU)?

A388

That would be physically impossible. ;)

Those are some of the Fokker routes on October 29 that I could find. Could be more but I haven't looked further.
Even though above news source says October 28 is the last day, KLM has October 29 as the last day. (albeit all arriving flights on October 29 after having arrived on the 28th)

ro1960 wrote:
What is that box above the front gear door?

Probably some maintenance hatch.

First flight with this livery is tonight as KL1915 to Hannover at 21:00. It's delayed from 20:35.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:26 pm

KALASKA! Can't help but make the 'Chester' association.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:41 pm

Some more information from KLM. They are keeping fairly quiet about which flight will be the last, so 'lemand91's information is probably the best we have at the moment. The blog also hints at something special taking place the next day - more information to follow.

https://blog.klm.com/farewell-to-fokker ... kker_blog_
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:02 pm

KLDC10 wrote:
Some more information from KLM. They are keeping fairly quiet about which flight will be the last, so 'lemand91's information is probably the best we have at the moment. The blog also hints at something special taking place the next day - more information to follow.

https://blog.klm.com/farewell-to-fokker ... kker_blog_

Those flights above are what I've found on their website. That can change of course.
Even that blog says the last flight is on October 28 instead of October 29.

Ah well, we'll see.

About that special thing taking place; maybe a low flight above the Netherlands? :D
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:38 pm

A good tribute to a special and long relationship between the two companies. They grew up together. Anthony Fokker sold airplanes to Albert Plesman, such crazy idea.

Iemand91 wrote:
About that special thing taking place; maybe a low flight above the Netherlands? :D


KLM should definitely do this :D
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:41 pm

So sad to see it go. In my opinion, the F28/70/100 were some of the best looking planes in the air! They were also special for places like upstate New York, because it let us fly on "big" planes on more routes, instead of just props.
 
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:20 pm

Are KL's the last F70's or does Alliance in Australia still operate them?
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:29 pm

SFOATLFlyer wrote:
Are KL's the last F70's or does Alliance in Australia still operate them?

No, luckily there are plenty more F70's left. They are known to be tough little Fokkers. :lol:

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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:40 pm

SFOATLFlyer wrote:
Are KL's the last F70's or does Alliance in Australia still operate them?


They should be around for another 10 years or so. The F-50 even longer than that if you look at the F-27
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:39 pm

EricAY05 wrote:
Themack wrote:
Does anybody know what routes KL is flying with the F70? I definitely need to get a ride on them one last time!


I'm booked on AMS-DUS-AMS in August. All the flights to DUS around my dates seemed to be on F70 all day.


I was booked on AMS-LHR a few weeks back, I'd picked it because it was a F70 and it was changed to an E195 instead so be careful.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:29 am

Sad to see the KLM Fokkers go, as a Brit I've seen these at nearly every UK commercial airport. Even seen one at Manston!
 
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:21 am

Where were the Fokker 70's sold to? Or are they heading to the dessert or worse to the scrapper?

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Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:34 am

I like the new scheme!

Saw PH-KBX at BNE a few weeks ago - Alliance Airlines is going big into F100 and F70, having bought the OS fleet as well as KBX
 
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:16 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Where were the Fokker 70's sold to? Or are they heading to the dessert or worse to the scrapper?

They were sold to InselAir Aruba, Air Niugini and Fly All Ways.

As far as I know; of the F70's that KLM operated one has been scrapped; PH-KZT at Norwich:

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:02 am

That hurts!
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:48 pm

KLM have just changed the flights on Oct 29th from F70 to E190, making the last flight operate on the 28th as per above. Interestingly the aircraft operating the late flights to the UK (HUY for example) on Saturday are still shown as F70.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:41 pm

Dutchy wrote:
A good tribute to a special and long relationship between the two companies.


Don't forget that KLM also screwed Fokker over on several occasions... demanding many design changes during development then making a big Boeing order at the last minute, leaving Fokker with an aircraft designed for KLM but no other buyers.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:14 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
A good tribute to a special and long relationship between the two companies.


Don't forget that KLM also screwed Fokker over on several occasions... demanding many design changes during development then making a big Boeing order at the last minute, leaving Fokker with an aircraft designed for KLM but no other buyers.


True, but it is still a long relationship, Albert Plesman - KLM founder - and Anthony Fokker found each other in the teens and twenties of the 20th century. I believe at one time, both Fokker and KLM were the oldest companies still operating under their original name. Too bad Fokker has gone and now they stop flying them.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:29 pm

KLM last Fokker 70 scheduled service update as of 10JUL17

KLM in recent schedule update adjusted planned operational date for its last Fokker 70 scheduled service, operated by KLMcityhopper. Previously scheduled on 29OCT17, the airline tentatively plans last Fokker 70 flight on 28OCT17.

Following service is scheduled on 28OCT17.
Amsterdam – Aberdeen KL1441/1442
Amsterdam – Basel KL1984, KL1989/1990
Amsterdam – Billund KL1345/1346
Amsterdam – Brussels KL1731/1732
Amsterdam – Cardiff KL1059/1060
Amsterdam – Durham/Tees Valley KL1530, KL1533/1534
Amsterdam – Dusseldorf KL1852, KL1857/1858, KL1861/1862
Amsterdam – Frankfurt KL1767/1768
Amsterdam – Hanover KL1909/1910, KL1911/1912
Amsterdam – Humberside KL1486, KL1489/1490
Amsterdam – Luxembourg KL1745/1746
Amsterdam – Norwich KL1502, KL1511/1512
Amsterdam – Stuttgart KL1869/1870

Based on current listing, KLM continues to display following service operated by Fokker 70 on 28OCT17, however inbound flight on 29OCT17 has switched to Embraer E175/E190 aircraft:
Amsterdam – Durham/Tees Valley KL1539
Amsterdam – Dusseldorf KL1863
Amsterdam – Humberside KL1499

Additional changes remain possible.

So, if those last 3 flights are to be changed to Embraers; the last ever KLM Fokker F70 flight will be KL1746 from Luxembourgh, arriving at 19:30 local time.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:26 pm

I'm booked on an NCL-AMS flight which is scheduled as an F70.

The seat map even shows an F70.
 
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:47 pm

On June 13, on off the remaining Fokker's made a special photo flights above the Netherlands.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... m/#db7e766
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Our Mission: To Capture The Fokker 70 In Flight

In late October, KLM Cityhopper will operate its last commercial flight with a Fokker 70. This special event will mark the end of a historical partnership. For almost a century, KLM has operated aircraft built by the Dutch manufacturer Fokker. KLM will be celebrating this longstanding, shared history with all due pomp and ceremony. To do so, high-quality images of the Fokker fleet were required. Preferably photos of flying Fokkers sporting the new KLM livery, with the Dutch landscape in the background. As chief pilot of the Fokker fleet, I have the honour of planning this special photo flight, and executing it. See some of the photos below!

Special moment
''KL9955 you are identified, expect radar vectors for ILS approach, Runway 27'' The air traffic controller guides us back down to earth. From this point onward, the flight will be just like any other. With a quick round of high-fives, we celebrate the successful completion of our mission: a flight that was anything but ordinary. It lasted only an hour, but it took weeks of preparation.

Check, check, double-check
Together with the photographer, we chart a suitable route, featuring classic Dutch landscapes. Dutch airspace is very busy, with Schiphol Airport alone handling 500,000 flight movements a year. It goes without saying that our flight shouldn't have any negative impact on other traffic, so we need to coordinate things perfectly with air traffic control. Fortunately, the controllers at Air Traffic Control the Netherlands are very enthusiastic and help us chart the entire route to the smallest detail. They also call their military counterparts at ''Dutch Mill'', to make sure there are no objections from their side. They too give the go-ahead.

Safety first, second and third
The idea sounds quite simple: rent a tracking plane with a professional photographer on board. We'll fly around above the Netherlands while the photographers shoot some lovely pics, and Bob's your uncle. Finding an aviation photographer and a tracking plane isn't really a problem, but making arrangements for the flight presents three major challenges: safety, safety and safety.

Even though there won't be any passengers on board (apart from the photographer), we have to ensure safety at all times. So we gather a small team and get to work on an in-depth risk analysis.

Great weather and Plan B
We decide to operate the flight with three pilots, instead of the customary two, because the pressure in the cockpit will be higher, with more duties than normal to be executed. During a training session in the flight simulator, we practice all the flight and cockpit procedures, which will be out of the ordinary. Now all we need is great weather on the day of the flight. We do have a Plan B, however, which is to fly above the cloud cover, but then we'd miss the beautiful landscape.

Last minute jitters...
But the weather isn't the problem. It's a glorious day, with a scattered clouds. However, about half an hour before we're scheduled to head out to the plane, I see a worried face: ''Our flight plan has been rejected by Eurocontrol. We have no idea why. And the controllers who helped us are all at a conference in Asia'' says Tyr Beerendonk, who will be taking the jump seat during the flight. ''But we may have a solution,'; he quickly adds when he sees the concern on my face. Fortunately, it all works out in the end. I&'m not exactly sure how, but after a seemingly endless series of calls to various people, the computer in Brussels accepts our flight plan.

Rendezvous above ''Neeltje Jans''
And so the three of us board PH-KZM, which has been specially washed for the occasion. Tyr takes the jump seat in the cockpit, with Chris Wijenberg in the left-hand seat, while I take the right-hand seat, giving me the best view of our follower, carrying the photographer. After taking off from the Polderbaan Runway we rendezvous with our follower above ''Neeltje Jans'', an artificial island that is part of the famous Delta Works in Zeeland Province.

We soon have each other in sight and, with the photographer off our right wing, we start our formation flight. After just under an hour, we split up, waving our farewells. The military air traffic controllers at Dutch Mill ensure our safe return to Schiphol. Shortly after we have landed safely, the photographer already sends us the first images via Whatsapp. Wow!


The result:
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Above Woensdrecht Air Base, home of Fokker Services. (No Fokker's were built there; it was/is used for maintenance):

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:23 am

Is it me, or did they spend a long time circling where the Moerdijk crash happened?!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLM_CityHopper_Flight_431
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:32 am

Why didn't take this one:

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:32 am

Sort of... but I don't think it has anything to do with it...
F70-F100-RJ85-RJ70-E190-319-320-321-733-734-735-737-738-752-753-763-764-772-744-380
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:37 am

I wonder if there are many hours left on the KLM Fokkers ?

They still seem to be in demand with Alliance (Qantas) in Australia maybe some will end up down under? or maybe in Iran?

If KLM want some more Fokkers maybe the mythical Fokker 130 will finally get off the ground https://www.ngaircraft.com/
It does not seem to be happening anytime soon. .
 
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:39 am

Dutchy wrote:
Why didn't take this one:

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I'm guessing it was either unavailable, or they wished to capture images of an aircraft in the standard color scheme as a reflection of what is typical of the fleet, rather than the one-off scheme, which will only be around for a couple of months.
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:40 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Why didn't take this one:

They wanted photo's of the F70 in regular livery (as in: the new livery)
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:02 am

Iemand91 wrote:
KLM last Fokker 70 scheduled service update as of 10JUL17

So, if those last 3 flights are to be changed to Embraers; the last ever KLM Fokker F70 flight will be KL1746 from Luxembourgh, arriving at 19:30 local time.


It is showing an Embraer on that flight now when I go to book. Does anyone know which flight will be the last on the Fokker?
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:16 am

tarmacphotos wrote:
Iemand91 wrote:
KLM last Fokker 70 scheduled service update as of 10JUL17

So, if those last 3 flights are to be changed to Embraers; the last ever KLM Fokker F70 flight will be KL1746 from Luxembourgh, arriving at 19:30 local time.


It is showing an Embraer on that flight now when I go to book. Does anyone know which flight will be the last on the Fokker?

KL1746 is still showing a Fokker F70 here.

Routes online posted another schedule on September 5:

KLM in recent schedule update filed additional changes to its planned Fokker 70 operation, which sees last scheduled service of the type remains unchanged on 28OCT17.
As of 04SEP17, planned Fokker 70 operation from 05SEP17 to 28OCT17 as follow.

Amsterdam – Aalborg 6 weekly until 27OCT17
Amsterdam – Aberdeen 2 weekly until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Basel/Mulhouse 3 daily until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Billund 1 weekly until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Bremen 5 weekly until 27OCT17
Amsterdam – Brussels 5 weekly until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Cardiff 6 weekly until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Dresden 1 daily until 01OCT17, 1 weekly until 21OCT17
Amsterdam – Dusseldorf up to 4 daily until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Frankfurt 2 daily (1 on Saturdays) until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Gothenburg 1 weekly 07OCT17 – 21OCT17
Amsterdam – Hamburg 1 weekly 09SEP17 – 30SEP17
Amsterdam – Hanover 3 daily (2 daily from 01OCT17) until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Humberside 3 daily (2 on Saturdays) until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – London Heathrow 1 weekly until 22OCT17
Amsterdam – Luxembourg up to 3 daily until 28OCT17.
Based on published schedule, KL1746 from Luxembourg is set to be the overall last Fokker 70 service, departing LUX 1825, arriving AMS 1935
Amsterdam – Norwich 2 daily (1 on Saturdays, 3 on Sundays) until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Nuremberg one flight on 10OCT17
Amsterdam – Southampton 2 daily (1 on Saturdays; October frequency varies) until 27OCT17
Amsterdam – Stavanger 5 weekly until 29SEP17
Amsterdam – Stuttgart 1 daily (2 on Sundays) until 28OCT17
Amsterdam – Tees Durham Valley 3 daily (2 on weekends) until 28OCT17

Based on schedule, the last 5 scheduled Fokker 70 arrival flight at Amsterdam are:
Norwich to Amsterdam KL1512 NWI1720 – 1915AMS
Dusseldorf to Amsterdam KL1862 DUS1815 – 1905AMS
Hanover to Amsterdam KL1912 HAJ1815 – 1915AMS
Brussels to Amsterdam KL1732 BRU1820 – 1915AMS
Luxembourg to Amsterdam KL1746 LUX1825 – 1935AMS

Actual flight departure and arrival may vary on 28OCT17.

With those arrival times (last five are all scheduled to arrive between 19:05 and 19:35); I'll bet the runway used for arrivals will be packed with spotters.
To bad I live about 1.5 hours away from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. :cry:
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:20 pm

Iemand91 wrote:
tarmacphotos wrote:
Iemand91 wrote:


It is showing an Embraer on that flight now when I go to book. Does anyone know which flight will be the last on the Fokker?

KL1746 is still showing a Fokker F70 here.


Check October 29. The departures that day out of AMS show Fokkers, but the returns to AMS show Embraers.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:09 am

tarmacphotos wrote:
Iemand91 wrote:
tarmacphotos wrote:

It is showing an Embraer on that flight now when I go to book. Does anyone know which flight will be the last on the Fokker?

KL1746 is still showing a Fokker F70 here.


Check October 29. The departures that day out of AMS show Fokkers, but the returns to AMS show Embraers.

Then those departing flights have to be changed to Embraers, since October 28 will be the last day with scheduled Fokker flights.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:43 pm

Really thinking about booking a one-day return AMS-DUS to be able to say I flew the little Fokker at least once. Shame to see this fine piece of Dutch engineering leaving the Netherlands.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:04 pm

Booked a CWL-AMS-CWL with a 3 hour layover in AMS. Outbound on the F70 and back on the E175.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:29 pm

Arion640 wrote:
Booked a CWL-AMS-CWL with a 3 hour layover in AMS. Outbound on the F70 and back on the E175.


Which day?
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 am

KLM posted this today:

KLM wants to reflect in appropriate style on 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.

So many KLM fans would like to be aboard one of the final Fokker flights on 28 October 2017, that we are publishing the flight schedule below. A few seats are still available and can be booked via http://www.klm.com.

Especially for fans
That the very last commercial Fokker flight will depart from London is no coincidence. Soon after the first passenger flights took place on 17 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 15 September 1920 to London. The arrival of the Fokker 70 from London on 28 October will complete the circle.

KLM will be devoting much social media attention to the departing Fokkers in the run up to 28 October.

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 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.

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 *

*Local time

http://news.klm.com/the-fokker-70s-fina ... l-flights/

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It's going to be dark at 20:30 since sunset is at 18:13. When that Fokker lands at 20:30, it will be the end of 97 years of collaboration between KLM and Fokker.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:14 am

Just ordered the Gemini Jets 1:400 scale model of this. I suspect that's as much of PH- KZU as I'll see. It's been a while since KLM stopped using the Fokkers into GLA.
 
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 am

Crafty KLM announcing this after people booked the LUX flight.
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Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:59 am

Well done to KLM for keeping it a secret for so long - they'll surely be making a tonne of money through everyone booking the 'original' last flights (on 29th), then the 'revised' last flights (on 28th), and now the London flight!

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