Kloten, Switzerland - Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways announced that it would sell all its Fokker 100s. The airline retired the last Fokker 100 aircraft in the fleet last month.
Swiss charter operator Helvetic Airways is selling all its Fokker 100 planes, their engines, and spare parts to the Australian carrier Alliance Airlines.
Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines is the world's first Fokker 100 operator. All-Fokker fleet of the Australian operator consists of five Fokker 50, 11 Fokker 70, and 44 Fokker 100.
The company provides fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) air charter services for the Australian mining industry across the country, as well as private charter flights throughout Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and South East Asia.
The transaction for the five Fokker 100 on July 10 marks the end of an era for Helvetic Airways.
With Alliance Airlines we have found the ideal partner to continue the operation of our five former Fokkers. It also shows the excellence of our maintenance, said Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways.
The Swiss regional airline operator now has a unified fleet comprising 11 Embraer E190. Eight of them are operated on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines under a long-term ACMI contract.
Helvetic uses the remaining three E190 jets for its own scheduled flights.
This year, the carrier will take delivery of its first E190-E2 out of 12 aircraft on order with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer.