26 MARCH 2018
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A new service between Antwerp and Birmingham starts today, 26 March, as part of the relaunch of the Belgian carrier VLM Airlines. The company restarted flights between Antwerp and London City in October (BTN 6 November).
A VLM spokesman said the airline would be targeting a combination of business and leisure travellers on the Birmingham route, which is being operated by the Fokker 50 turboprop, of which the company has a fleet of six. Flights will run initially until 27 October.
VLM is also doubling the number of flights between Antwerp and Munich, a spokesman said, which meant the airline’s flight programme is now complete, with no plans to add new destinations.
“With the charters that we also offer, our flight programme is full; planes and crews are now optimally utilised”, the spokesman added.
VLM has operated the Antwerp – Birmingham route before, but the flights stopped when the airline was grounded following bankruptcy proceedings in 2016. The resumption of the London City service followed a restructuring programme by Dutch and Chinese investors. VLM also flies from Antwerp to Zurich.
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