Yesterday KLM bid farewell to its very last Fokker aircraft after 97 years of cooperation between KLM and Fokker, perhaps not very surprising as Fokker was a Dutch company and even had manufacturing facility at Schiphol airport.
The very last Fokker 70 flight went from London to Amsterdam, which was also the same route which was used for the first KLM Fokker II aircraft on 30 September 1920. Upon arrival at Schiphol at 8.30 pm the aircraft was greeted by the fire brigade who gave the Fokker 70 a final water salute. Afterwards a farewell event was held to mark the end of what cannot only be described as an era.
To mark the occasion KLM had painted its last Fokker 70 aircraft in a special Fokker livery with “Farewell” written on the fuselage and a picture of the founder Anthony Fokker on the tail.
A review of the Farewell Fokker aircraft can be found here: A flight with the KLM “Farewell Fokker” Fokker 70