Austrian Airlines retires its Fokkers too

 Picture: Austrian Airlines – Michele Pauty

Picture: Austrian Airlines – Michele Pauty

If you have been following this blog for a while, at this stage you may have noticed already that we are big fans of the good old Fokker airliners. 

It is not without a point of sadness that the last few months we have seen some of its last remaining European operators retire the type - usually replacing it with brand new Embraers.

This has been the case of TAP almost a year ago to date, but also of KLM and, by the end of this year, it will be the turn of Austrian Airlines.

Although the Austrian flag carrier will still operate the type for a few more weeks on its routes to Chisinau, Moldova, and Geneva, Switzerland, today it marked the occasion with a special farewell flight, that has circled over Vienna, with media and even the airline's CEO on board.

This is not the end of the path for Austrian's Fokkers, though. As we had the chance to explain back in the day on this article, they are moving to sunny Australia, where they will enter service with Alliance Airlines.

In any case, this is also a nice opportunity to share this nice infograph, courtesy of Austrian, that puts the Fokker 100 and Fokker 70 in context.

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 Infograph: Austrian Airlines – APA

Infograph: Austrian Airlines – APA