23 APRIL 2018


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Article from BTNews 23 APRIL 2018

VLM expands at Cologne

Cologne-Bonn Airport has confirmed another new carrier will join its roll call later this summer, when Belgian regional operator VLM Airlines begins two new routes to Rostock and Antwerp from the German gateway.

Planned to start on 4 June, both services will be operated five times weekly using the airline’s fleet of 50-seat Fokker 50s on the 192km international and 487km domestic sectors.

There is no competition on either city pair, and VLM will be providing the North Rhine-Westphalia airport’s eighth domestic connection and currently its only service to Belgium.

As a result of the carrier’s expansion, Cologne-Bonn will be linked to Berlin Tegel, Berlin Schönefeld, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle, Sylt and Rostock airports in Germany this summer.

Airport officials welcomed the development, which they say provides an extra 1,000 seats a week to its capacity throughout this summer.

The expansion in Germany follows VLM’s announcement that it was adding three return flights a week between Antwerp and Scotland to its schedule from 4 June with Aberdeen, Cologne-Bonn Airport and Rostock joining its destinations list (BTN 9 April).



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