Start-Ups VLM Airlines announces new routes

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The Belgium regional carrier VLM Airlines has announced three new destinations in its network.

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 VLM Airlines, the airline which recommenced operations from its hub Antwerp Airport in October 2017, has announced it will expand its network by adding Aberdeen, Cologne-Bonn and Rostock to its destinations list.

Beginning in June 2018, the carrier will operate four weekly flights between Antwerp Airport and Aberdeen.

Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome FlyVLM as a new airline partner to Aberdeen Airport. The addition of a Belgian destination to our route network is very exciting. Antwerp is fantastic destination for both business and leisure travellers and, hopefully, the introductory fares on offer will encourage passengers to try out this new service.”

VLM Network in 2018 © VLM Airlines

Additionally, VLM Airlines will start five weekly flights connecting Antwerp with the two German airports Cologne/Bonn and Rostock. As VLM Airlines will fly from Antwerp to Rostock via Cologne/Bonn, customers will be able to book domestic flights connecting Cologne with Rostock.  “The new connection with Cologne-Bonn Airport and Rostock offers business and leisure travellers from North Rhine-Westphalia the opportunity to reach Antwerp and the coast of the Baltic Sea and other tourist destinations in Mecklenburg Vorpommern region quickly and easily. The time savings on the Cologne/Bonn – Rostock route are significant: just over an hour of flying instead of 6 hours by car or 7 hours by train. Rostock is also a major tourist destination. Ferries and cruise ships depart from the Überseehafen district across the Baltic to Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic states,” VLM stated on its website.

VLM Airlines recommenced operations in 2017 after the former carrier with the same name filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

Since 2017, VLM Airlines operates flights from its bases in Antwerp and Maribor in Slovenia. In March 2017, VLM Airlines has taken over the flight licenses of the two former Thomas Cook Belgium Airbus A320 aircraft. Beside the two Airbus aircraft, the fleet consists of six Fokker 50.

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