What Happened to KLM’s Fokker 70 Fleet?

KLM Fokker 70

A year ago KLM Cityhopper retired its hardworking fleet of Fokker 70 aircraft after a long relationship with the type.

The airline had been flying these aircraft (and the Fokker 100 until 2012) on routes all over Europe from its Amsterdam Schiphol base mainly to feed into parent airline KLM’s worldwide network.

Since KLM is the main carrier at my local airport in the UK, I had the opportunity to fly on these Fokker 70s many, many times, and it was quite sad to see them replaced by the (admittedly very good) Embraer 175 last year.

In fact, I took one last trip for a day out at Schiphol on the 70 a few days before it was retired. You can read the trip report here: http://www.airportspotting.com/farewell-klm-fokker-70-flight/

 

With the Fokker 70 fleet retired from KLM Cityhopper service, we now take a look at what happened to the aircraft (including some retired before October 2017).

Thankfully most went on to fly with other airlines, so they were not retired completely, and the chance is still out there to fly on these reliable regional aircraft.

 

 

By Maxime ✈ from Le François , Martinique (F O K K E R 🇳🇱) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • PH-JCH (11528) – Now flying with Insel Air International as PJ-JCH.
  • PH-JCT (11537) – Now flying with Insel Air International as PJ-JCT.
  • PH-KZA (11567) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANA.
  • PH-KZB (11562) – Now flying with Tus Airways as 5B-DDF.
  • PH-KZC (11566) – Now flying with Myanmar Air Force as 001.
  • PH-KZD (11582) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANB.
  • PH-KZE (11576) – Now flying with Myanmar Air Force as 002.
  • PH-KZF (11577) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANT.
  • PH-KZG (11578) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANR.
  • PH-KZH (11583) – Now flying with Tus Airways as 5B-DDI.
  • PH-KZI (11579) – Now flying with fly AllWays as PZ-TFC.
  • PH-KZK (11581) – Now flying with Jetways Airlines as 5Y-JWF.
  • PH-KZL (11536) – Now flying with Tus Airways as 5B-DDA.

 

5B-DDB - Tus Airways - Fokker F70

 

  • PH-KZM (11561) – Now flying with Tus Airways as 5B-DDB.
  • PH-KZO (11538) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANU.
  • PH-KZP (11539) – Now flying with Wayreperu at OB2156P.
  • PH-KZR (11551) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANY.
  • PH-KZS (11540) – Now flying with Wayraperu as OB2153P.
  • PH-KZT (11541) –  Stored at Norwich.
  • PH-KZU (11543) – Now flying with Tus Airways as 5B-DDG.

 

PZ-TFA

 

  • PH-KZV (11556) – Now flying with fly AllWays as PZ-TFA.
  • PH-KZW (11558) – Scrapped. Tail mounted outside Schiphol Ooste.
  • PH-WXA (11570) – Now flying with fly AllWays as PZ-TFB.
  • PH-WXC (11574) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANV.
  • PH-WXD (11563) – Now flying with Air Niugini as P2-ANZ.

 

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9 Responses

  1. Chris Barrow says:

    PH-KZH is now with Tus Air as 5B-DDI.
    Seen at Larnaca on delivery 12th June 2018 painted in Tus Air colours with PH reg.

    Chris B.

  2. Chris Barrow says:

    Also 11562 is 5B-DDF.

    Chris.

  3. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks Chris! I’ve updated it.

  4. Ron Meijer says:

    former PH-KZL now flying with Tus Air as 5H-DDA seen at Samos in September 2018.

  5. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks Ron!

  6. Peter Brackenbury says:

    Thanks for the information about the ex KLM F70’s. I too flew on them regularly from my local airport (Humberside) and consider them far better aircraft than the newer replacements.

  7. MERVYN CROWE says:

    Thanks Matt, I was keeping track of them but had missed afew….brilliant. We have a very healthy F50/F70/F100 population here in Australia.

  8. Matt Falcus says:

    You’re welcome Mervyn, glad it’s useful to you! I’ll have to look into the Fokker fleets you’ve got down there!
    Matt

  9. Matt Falcus says:

    They are definitely missed, Peter!

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