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About VLM Airways

VLM Airlines, was a Belgian airline offering scheduled and charter airline service. Its hub airport was Antwerp International in Deurne. In August 2018 the airline went into liquidation and ended flying operations. It's Slovenian sister airline, VLM Airlines Slovenia, continues to run chartered flights. If you are looking for similar routes like VLM, search flight through alternative airlines like Flybe and KLM.


VLM airlines Slovenia, also known as flyVLM, is based at Edvard Rusjan Airport in Maribor, Slovenia. The airline serves destinations including London and Antwerp and Maribor to Spilt and Dubrovnik, Croatia with a Fokker 50 aircraft. The Slovenian airline VLM Airlines is a subsidiary of SHS Antwerp Aviation.

Currently, VLM Airlines Slovenia has a fleet of 3 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft, with each aircraft can carry 50 passengers.                                                          


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VLM Airways Baggage

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VLM passengers are allowed 1 hand baggage of maximum 10kg. The dimensions should not exceed a limit of 47.5cm x 35cm x 20cm. 

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1 piece of checked baggage is permitted that does not exceed 23kg. 


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VLM excess baggage fees

It is possible to add up to an additional bag of checked baggage with you luggage. Each bag will cost you €45 per flight segment. Each bag must follow the standard VLM weight restrictions. f you wish to transport over 100 kilos of excess baggage and/or bulky or unwieldy items (e.g. cycles) you must notify Alternative Airlines or VLM of such intention in advance, at the time of reservation.


VLM Airways Hub Airport 

Antwerp International Airport

Antwerp International Airport is the international airport serving Antwerp and is the home airport for VLM Airlines and CityJet. Jetairfly also fly to and from Antwerp International Airport. The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 200,000 passengers every year.


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3rd September 2018

VLM Airlines goes into liquidation and suspends all flights 

Despite investment by Dutch and Chinese investors in 2017, VLM has now gone into liquidation. The airline had been in the process of adding more UK routes, including routes to London City and Aberdeen, but has now grounded all flights. The news came after a general assembly in which it was decided to dissolve the Belgian Airline. Its Slovenian sister company, VLM Airlines Slovenia, continues to operate some flight routes. 

14th June 2018

VLM Airlines add three new services

VLM Airlines have recently expanded their network, flying to three new destinations from its hub in Antwerp International Airport (ANR). From the 4th June 2018, VLM has been flying from Antwerp to Cologne Bonn (CGN), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Rockstock (RLG).  The service to Aberdeen will fly three times a week, with two of the three services returning via Birmingham Airport (BHX). The services to Rockstock and Cologne Bonn will both operate on a tri-city route five times a week and will use its fleet of Fokker 50s to carry passengers. 


There were celebrations across the airports that VLM are operating to, Rockstock airport even baked a special cake for the airline.


5th June 2018

VLM Airlines to fly to Cologne Bonn Airport

Belgian carrier, VLM Airlines, will fly to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) for the first time as they add two new routes flying to the German city of Cologne. VLM will operate flights from both Rostock–Laage Airport (RLG) and Antwerp International Airport (ANR) to Cologne and will use its fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft to carry passengers.


Speaking on the arrival of VLM Airlines to Cologne Bonn Airport, President & CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport, John Vanneste, stated that the airport is pleased to add two new short-haul destinations to their schedule and to welcome another airline to their runway.


14th May 2018

VLM Airlines heads towards a positive future

After a rocky period, VLM Airlines appears to be back on track for the summer months. The Brussels-based airline will continue to fly until after the summer with the Airbus A320 which she has and looks forward to additional aircraft according to company management. VLM Airlines has been passed round liberally from aviation giant to aviation giant for the past months, leaving its employees feeling a little unstable. It would appear that this negativity is all in the past however, as VLM Airlineshave issued a very reassuring message that the airline will continue to grow in reservations and passengers until long after the summer. 


14th February 2018

VLM Airlines makes a move on Maribor and Munich

VLM Airlines launched its latest routes from Antwerp on 12 February, a link to Munich with onward service to Maribor. The carrier will operate the routing every weekday using its fleet of Fokker 50s.

VLM Airlines launched its latest services from Antwerp (ANR) this week, starting a weekday service to Munich(MUC) with an onward connection to Maribor (MBX). Launched on 12 February, flights on the 612-kilometre leg between Antwerp and Munich depart from the Belgian city at 10:10, landing into the German hub at 12:15. The onward 359-kilometre link from the Bavarian hub to Slovenia takes off at 12:45, getting into Maribor at approximately 14:20. Return flights see an afternoon rotation depart at 14:50 from Maribor, with an estimated arrival time into Munich of 16:30. The final sector then leaves the German airport at 17:00, finally reaching Antwerp at 19:10.

VLM will not face any direct competition on either of its latest services, with these becoming routes three and four for the carrier which already serves London City and Zurich from its home base. The next planned route launch for the airline is 26 March, the day it will begin serving Birmingham. On the same day, the airline will also increase its Munich service to a twice-daily weekday rotation. 



23rd January 2018

VLM Airlines inaugurates Zurich service

VLM Airlines, the recently restored operator, has begun flights between Antwerp and Zurich, adding to its existing London City link. Launched on 22 January, the airline will offer 10 weekly flights on the 518-kilometre hop to Switzerland. The carrier’s next routes from Antwerp will be Birmingham and Munich, with the latter airport also expected to be connected by the airline to Maribor in Slovenia.

VLM Airlines has added a second route from Antwerp (ANR) since it was brought back to life in October, with the carrier now offering a 10 times weekly service to Zurich (ZRH), adding to its existing London City link.

Launched on 22 January, the airline will serve the 518-kilometre hop to Switzerland using its fleet of 50-seat Fokker 50s, becoming the only operator on the city pair. The airline’s next round of route launches will take place on 12 February, the day which sees the regional carrier begin flights to Birmingham and Munich, with the latter airport also being linked by the carrier to Maribor in Slovenia.


28th November 2017

VLM Airlines appoints new CEO

SHS Aviation announced the appointment of Karl Rickard as CEO of VLM Airlines, succeeding Harm Prins. Christian Heinzmann will also join the board of SHS Aviation. Mr Rickard previously served as CEO of Power Jet Aviation, a Luxembourg based company specialising in aircraft pre-purchase inspections, asset valuation, aircraft disassembly and end of life solutions. Mr Rickard said he will drive VLM to "start preparing the launch of our future long haul operations". As previously reported by CAPA, VLM Airlines plans to lease one A330-200 aircraft and is considering serving Shenzhen from either Brussels or Liege from as early as Apr-2018.


17th November 2017

VLM Airlines acquires Belgian AOC for Fokker 50

Belgian aviation authorities have granted an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to regional VLM Airlines for its Fokker 50 aircraft, just days after approving an AOC for Airbus A320s acquired from Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (TCAB).

Currently, VLM Airlines has three AOCs: a Slovenian and a Belgian AOC for its Fokker 50 operations and a Belgian AOC for A320 operations.

On June 1, ATW reported that leisure carrier TCAB was being sold to two companies, Lufthansa Group carrier Brussels Airlines and VLM Airlines’ Dutch parent company SHS Aviation, which took full ownership of TCAB, acquiring all the shares in the company.

Two VLM A320s are based at Brussels Zaventem and are used for charters, leisure markets, ACMI and private flights. The carrier said it plans to deploy the A320s and Fokker 50s together on VLM Airlines’ European scheduled flight network.

VLM operates 19X-weekly flights between Antwerp (Belgium) and London City (UK). The carrier has 100 employees and operates a fleet of six Fokker 50s and two A320-200s, which are all registered in Belgium.

SHS Antwerp Aviation is the successor to VLM Airlines N.V., which ceased operations June 22, 2016. In September 2016, SHS Aviation acquired the remaining aircraft and all other assets of VLM Airlines N.V.


6th October 2017

VLM Airlines returns to the legendary route between Antwerp and London City Airport on 30th October

3-4 daily services on weekdays and 2 daily flights on Sundays

Since 1993 Antwerp and London are linked with a direct flight, first by VLM Airlines (from 1993 until 2008) then Cityjet. Earlier this month Cityjet announced that it is to quit its activities on the route with effect from 27th October 2017.

Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport said: “We welcome the return of VLM Airlines to London City to operate this speedy and convenient Antwerp route, which is the only connection between a UK airport to Belgium’s second largest city. The link is particularly valued by frequent flyers on business, and VLM’s commencement of services on 30 October ensures business as usual for passengers.”

The VLM Airlines services between London City Airport and Antwerp will commence on 30th October.  On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays there will be three daily services in each direction and on Thursdays and Fridays four daily services.  On Sundays VLM Airlines will operate two return flights.

VLM Airlines will announce further details about its Winter flying programme 2017-2018.





8th August 2017

VLM Airlines commenced new routes from Maribor to Croatia - First scheduled VLM flights to Split and Dubrovnik

VLM Airlines commenced flying 2 new routes between its Slovenian base in Maribor and two popular Croatian destinations: Split and Dubrovnik. The VLM crew members and passengers that were flying from Maribor to Split were greeted by Mr Saša Pelko, Deputy Mayor of Maribor, Ms Gillian Yeung, Managing Director of SHS Aviation B.V., and Mr Boris Bobek, Director of Edvard Rusjan Maribor Airport.

The scheduled flights from Maribor to Split and Dubrovnik are operated in August on Tuesdays with a Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft.

Parking at Maribor Airport is free of charge for all passengers.


4th July 2016

Chalair Aviation takes over VLM routes

VLM Airlines announced they were discontinuing the Hamburg to Antwerp route, and so the service has now been taken over by French regional airline, Chalair Aviation.




In 2008, VLM was acquired by Air France-VLM via Cityjet and later in 2014, VLM Airlines was sold by the INTRO Group into the management of VLM Airlines.

With ten years of consecutive profit, a record never beaten in Belgian aviation history, and a route network that stretched from Amsterdam, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Luxembourg to London, Manchester, and Jersey, the airline at its peak was operating over 500 flights a week from London City Airport making it the No.1 airline operating from the airport.

During this period VLM also won many awards, among them the highly prestigious Regional Airline of the Year. By 2010 the combined airline was carrying over 1 million passengers a year

VLM Operates Fokker 50 aircraft offers an excellent combination of comfort and reliability. The aircraft’s design makes it ideal for VLM charter operations as, due to its superior performance and low noise, it can land at smaller airports which are often located closer to city centres. The cabin configuration allows room for a maximum of 50 passengers and offers ample legroom and leather seating.





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