Posted on: 21 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Fokker has revealed that during 2014, thirteen Fokker 50s, ten Fokker 70s and seven Fokker 100s (a total of 36 aircraft) were delivered to nine existing customers and four new operators, with the aircraft proving particularly popular across Africa, Australasia and Latin America.Peter van Oostrum, Fokker Services’ director of aircraft remarketing, stated, ‘This significant number of placements demonstrates the continued attractiveness of the Fokker aircraft. Prevailing low fuel prices make operating Fokker aircraft an even smarter choice now.’In Latin America, Insel Air has ordered 4 Fokker 50s, as well as 3 long-range Fokker 70s to expand its international network. Surinam-based Fly All Ways also took delivery of 2 Fokker 70s, whilst Mexico’s Air Cuahonte took delivery of a Fokker 50 to grow its regional operations. Peruvian Naval Aviation also took delivery of 2 Fokker 50s.
In Australasia, Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini added an initial long-range Fokker 70 to its fleet of 7 Fokker 100s. Transnusa from Indonesia took delivery of a Fokker 70, as well as extending leases on a couple of Fokker 50s. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines had leases on 4 Fokker 100s extended, while Australian stalwart operator Alliance added 3 Fokker 70s to its fleet.
Elsewhere, German ACMI specialist Avanti Air purchased 2 Fokker 100s, while Dutch ACMI operator Denim Air put 2 Fokker 100s on its AOC. An undisclosed operator also purchased one Fokker 100. In Africa, four airlines have added a total of 6 Fokker 50s to their fleets. Finally, Kazakhstan’s Bek Air added 2 Fokker 100s to its fleet, making a total of 6, serving both scheduled and charter routes.Leases were also extended on two Fokker 50s and four Fokker 100s.