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KLM MD-11 retirement flights announced

by Matt Falcus


KLM has announced a group of farewell flights for enthusiasts on its McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft.

The airline is the last to operate the tri-holer on passenger flights and will retire it by the end of the year. The fleet has been slowly reduced over the past year, with aircraft being sent to desert storage locations for part-out.

Many enthusiasts have been calling on the airline to offer a farewell flight as a way of saying goodbye to the MD-11; for many it will be the last chance to get a flight on board it.

KLM will fly three one-hour enthusiast flights from Amsterdam Schiphol on 11 November 2014, with all passengers receiving a commemorative book as part of their ticket cost.

Tickets go on sale from 16 September, at 11:11am, priced at 111 Euros. EDIT: You can buy tickets now from this link: https://md11farewellflight.klm.com/en_us/



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Thomas September 15, 2014 - 7:12 pm

KLM published the departure times via Twitter:

Thomas September 16, 2014 - 10:51 am

The tickets were sold out within 6 minutes.

Mark September 18, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Correction, were sold out in 4 minutes. I’m happy I got my two tickets on it,but unlucky for all those who didn’t manage it!

Douglas September 21, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Can’t believe how quickly they sold out! Just shows how popular these farewell flights are. I hope they do something similar for the little Fokker!

Thomas September 24, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Why you’re hoping for a Farewell Flight with the Fokker 70? You can book a cheep flight with the Fokker 70 through europe. Do it until it’s to late.

Alessandro Bernardi October 19, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Any chance for non-holders of farewell flights to approach the aircraft on the ground and maybe go inside?

Thank you


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