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Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:50 am

"On the 27th of July, the new Air Antwerp Fokker 50 (Leased from Amapola) arrived at Antwerp (ANR) for the very first time ( in Air Antwerp colors). The aircraft, an old VLM frame visited Antwerp for the company's AOC procedure / training and will be staying for a short time before leaving back to Malmö based Amapola (the owner) for some finishing touches prior to it's arrival back at ANR at the end of August."

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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:04 am

Brings back memories! I had a bunch of flights on them back when they were in the KLM regional fleet. I even flew on the short running Sheffield airport flight.

I had booked a nostalgic flight on VLM but they fell apart before it happened sadly. I wish Air Antwerp better fortunes.
 
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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:08 pm

Have they stated what routes they intend to operate from the beginning? I assume it will look much like the VLM network.
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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:19 pm

BritishB747 wrote:
Have they stated what routes they intend to operate from the beginning? I assume it will look much like the VLM network.


Expect Southend/City airport. Or Zurich.

KLM is behind the operation, so there is some pedigree and expertise for choosing destinations, not just starting "randomly".
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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:42 pm

6 Months.....
Enough said
 
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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:52 pm

Those Amapola birds are really showing their age. Maintenance done by switching parts back and forth between different aircraft. You can see them sitting on the south apron at MMX
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Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:27 pm

If KLM wants to serve Antwerp-LCY, wouldn't it make much more sense to just fly a AMS-LCY-ANR-LCY-AMS pattern instead of building up a whole operation with seperate airline from Antwerpen? Don't really see the purpose of this.

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