Carpatair retired last Fokker F-100

Romanian air carrier Carpatair (V3/KRP) retired the last Fokker F-100 on Wednesday November 29, with the last flight of 32 years old aircraft registered as YR-FKB, from Timisoara to Woensdrecht in Netherlands. Last passanger flight was on Novemeber 4 from Palermo to Timisoara. Carparair operated 3 Fokker F-100 and 3 smaller F-70 planes. They often operated charter flights to Croatian airports and their Fokker F-100 planes were often leased to Croatian air carriers on short-term leases as well. After the retirement of this aircraft there aren’t any Fokker planes in passanger traffic  in Europe anymore. Currently Carpatair has only two Airbus A319 planes in the fleet.

The company started with flight operations in 1999 under the name Veg Air and renamed to current name one year later. Until today they operated various other aircraft types: Saab SF-340, Saab S-2000, Boeing 737-300, ATR-42 and Yakovlev YAK-40. They also operated a subsidiary Moldavian Airlines (2M/MDV) which operated the same aircraft types with a base in Chisinau, but ceased operations in 2014. Carpatair, together with subsidiary Moldavian Airlines, operated with Saab S-340 and Saab S-2000 planes regular flights on Budapest – Zagreb route leased on long-term lease to bankrupt Hungarian air carrier Malev Hungarian Airlines (MA/MAH).

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