Airlines Remembered

Netherlines

Photos © R.Leeuw


Ceased operations: 1990
Homebase: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Founded: 1984
ICAO callsign: Netherlines
Flightnbr prefix: WU / NET
Operations: passengers


In 1988 Netherlines was still trying to survive the competition of KLM, seen here with NLM's Fokker F.27s. Netherlines flew with BAe Jetstreams, which were replaced by 1990 with Saab SF340s.
Netherlines was founded in 1984 with 4 BAe 3102 Jetstreams 31s.
The Jetstream was powered by 2 Garrett TPE331 turboprops which offered a cruising speed of 455 kmh (282 mph) and a range 1380 mls, whilst seating 19 passengers in a pressurized cabin.
The Saab-Fairchild 340 with 2 General Electric CT7-9B turboprops was good for a cruising speed of a wopping 484 kmh (300 mph) and a range of 1807 kms (1120 mls), seating 39. Netherlines used a seating of 33 in a two-class configuration.


In 1986 it was announced that Dash 8s were going to be ordered and the shares, owned by the Hermes-group, would be taken over by Nedlloyd. The options were never taken up, nor the intention to purchase the Fokker F50s. Destinations were mainly found in the UK: Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds-Bradford.
In 1990 Netherlines was merged with NLM and in 1992 KLM Cityhopper (KLC) was created out of all this.

The fleet in 1985:
RegistrationType of Aircraft C/n
PH-KJABAe 3108 Jetstream 31645
PH-KJB BAe 3108 Jetstream 31648
PH-KJCBAe 3108 Jetstream 31649
PH-KJDBAe 3102 Jetstream 31655
PH-KJFBAe 3108 Jetstream 31686
PH-KJGBAe 3108 Jetstream 31690

The fleet in 1990:
RegistrationType of Aircraft C/n.
PH-KJHSAAB SF340A055.
PH-KJK SAAB SF340A008.
PH-KJLSAAB SF340A037.
PH-KSASAAB SF340B175.
PH-KSBSAAB SF340B178.
PH-KSC SAAB SF340B179.
PH-KSDSAAB SF340B183dlvry may90
PH-KSESAAB SF340B186dlvry may90
PH-KSFSAAB SF340B188dlvry may90
PH-KSGSAAB SF340B189dlvry may90
PH-KSHSAAB SF340B195dlvry jun90

Sources:
Fleet info: JP Airline Fleets 86
Turboprop production list



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