Published On: Tue, Jul 15th, 2014

First of three Fokker 70 for Insel Air arrives

FOKKER-INSEL-500x399WILLEMSTAD – The first of three aircraft type Fokker 70, which the local airline Insel Air acquired from the Dutch aviation company KLM, arrived on July 12 at the Hato International Airport in Curaçao. The airline will start operating with this aircraft no later than August 15 of this year.

The first two aircraft of this type will be operated by Insel Air Aruba and the third by Insel Air Curaçao.

The Fokker 70 is a narrow-body, twin-engined, medium-range, turbofan airliner produced by Fokker as a smaller version of the Fokker 100 jetliner. Both the F70 and F100 were preceded by the first jet aircraft manufactured by Fokker, the Fokker F28 Fellowship. Since its first flight in 1993, 47 aircraft, plus one prototype, have been manufactured and most are still in active service with airlines around the world, especially European airlines.

The aircraft’s capacity is 80 and is equipped with one comfort class. The engines consume less fuel compared to the MD aircrafts operated by the airline.

These Fokker 70’s have been operated by KLM City Hopper and Insel Air considers them the perfect type of aircraft in this region.

The aircraft, which arrived last Saturday, is registered as PJ-JCH. It left Norwich, England and flew to Curaçao with stops in Iceland, Halifax and Bahamas.

Insel Air’s shareholders and management are pleased with these aircrafts which will give flexibility and will also rejuvenate their fleet.

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