The airline ceased operations in August 2018.
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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.
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.
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VLM passengers were allowed 1 hand baggage of maximum 10kg. The dimensions could not exceed a limit of 47.5cm x 35cm x 20cm.
1 piece of checked baggage was permitted that does not exceed 23kg.
VLM operated Fokker 50 aircraft, which offers an excellent combination of comfort and reliability. The aircraft’s design made it ideal for VLM charter operations as, due to its superior performance and low noise; the aircraft is able to land at smaller airports which are often located closer to city centres.
The cabin configuration allowed room for a maximum of 50 passengers and offered ample legroom and premium leather seating.
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.
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.