Helvetic Airways completes Fokker 100 phase-out

Helvetic Airways Fokker 100
Photo: © Helvetic Airways

Helvetic Airways has retired its last remaining Fokker 100 aircraft. The Swiss regional carrier operated the aircraft type for over 15 years.

On Friday, June 14th, the airline’s last Fokker aircraft, registered as HB-JVG, performed a special farewell flight from Zurich. The aircraft will be ferried to Bratislava later in the day, Helvetic Airways announced.

In September last year, the carrier signed a firm order for twelve Embraer E190-E2 jets. The brand new Embraer aircraft will replace Helvetic’s Fokker 100s and first-generation E190s, which are mostly operating flights for Swiss International Air Lines. Delivery is expected start later this year and to be completed by autumn 2021.

Furthermore, the airline continues to add new Embraer E190 jets to its fleet as part of a short-term leasing agreement to increase the capacity during the busy summer season, while it aims to become an all-Embraer E2 operator.

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