Posted on: 14 July 2011 by Mark Howells
Fokker Services reports that a total of 27 aircraft – Fokker 50s, Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s – have been transferred to new operators on all five continents during the first half of 2011.
“The first half of this year has witnessed a substantial number of Fokker aircraft being placed with new operators,” according to Fokker Services’ director of aircraft remarketing, Peter van Oostrum.
In Indonesia PT TransNusa and PT Sky Aviation have each taken three Fokker 50s and both operators are looking for more to accommodate growing passenger demand. Insel Air, in the Netherlands Antilles, is to add four ex-KLM Fokker 50s to its fleet. Elsewhere in Africa, Asia and South America various other operators have also decided to acquire at least 10 Fokker 50s during the second half of this year.
All five Fokker 70s on the market during 2010, have now found new operators. Air Panamá is using two Fokker 70s on regional routes while SKA International Group has been using its sole Fokker 70 on various charter routes in Africa and the Middle East. Currently, Alliance Airlines in Australia is taking delivery of two ex-Malév aircraft.
Also in Australia, Network Aviation, which was purchased by Qantas in early 2011 is adding Fokker 100s to its current fleet. The total fleet of 33 Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s in Australia is likely to grow to around 40 by the year-end.
Start-up carrier Caspiy in Kazakhstan has purchased three Fokker 100s. Meanwhile Trade Air, in Croatia, has added a Fokker 100 to its fleet of two.
In South America where MAIS, in Brasil, and Sol del Paraguay have so far acquired a total of five Fokker 100s. Both start-up carriers will begin services during the third quarter of this year. Meanwhile Avianca Brasil has decided to continue operating its 14 Fokker 100s for a considerably longer period of time.
While Fokker Services does not directly market Fokker aircraft, it facilitates placements by lessors and sellers through programmes such as FLYFokker.