Four extra Fokker 70 from KLM to InselAir
WILLEMSTAD - An even larger share of the Fokker 70 fleet of KLM Cityhopper goes to the Caribbean. InselAir from Curaçao and KLM signed a letter of intent for the supply of four more of these aircrafts. This was reported by the Chief Executive Officer Albert Kluijver from the Curaçao airline in the September issue of Aviation News magazine.
The Fokker 70 fleet of InselAir will thus grow to seven aircrafts. Earlier, the company took over all three of KLM Cityhopper. The first of four additional Fokker 70s will be flown in from Europe to Curaçao in 2016, a year later following the other three aircrafts.
InselAir chooses, according to Kluijver, to acquire this 'mid-life aircraft' and use them for the second half of their life. That is for the company a cheaper option than to buy or lease newer aircrafts. Besides the Fokker 70s an additional MD-80 will also join the fleet.
InselAir indicates that these aircrafts are necessary for their plans to extend their services towards South America. The company has several destinations in the eye: "You must think of Quito in Ecuador Cali and Bucaramanga in Colombia. We also look at a second destination in northern Brazil that we can operate with the Fokker 70,” said Kluijver.
By Rob Somsen