|VO101||07:00||LONDON||Departed at 07:00|
|TB1617||08:00||MALAGA||Departed at 07:50|
|TB1618||14:30||MALAGA||Expected at 14:07|
|Route||Departure||Arrival||Flight days *|
|Antwerp – Zurich||07:15||08:55||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Antwerp – Zurich||17:35||19:15||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Zurich – Antwerp||09:25||11:25||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Zurich – Antwerp||20:00||22:00||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
Comparison between October 2017 and October 2016
24,833 in October 2017 compared to 21,242 in October 2016 (+16.9%)
3,163 in October 2017 compared to 3,226 in October 2016 (-1.95%)
208 ton in October 2017 compared to 162 tons in October 2016 (+28%)
Both Airports continue their expansion by welcoming flights to sunny destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Corfu and Djerba. Florence in Tuscany, Sion in Switzerland and London are also part of this Summer Schedule.
The newest addition to the Airport’s Route Map is Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Tuscany region with its pleasant climate, diverse natural landscape, 120 protected nature reserves and fabulous wines is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. This Summer TUI flies twice a week from Antwerp to Florence.
London remains an important destination in terms of business travel and city trips from Antwerp. As of March 2018, VLM will operate the route to London City while Flybe continues flights to London Southend.
The new route to Sion in Switzerland remains operational during the Summer Season with 5 weekly departures. Newcomer powdair targets passengers keen on Nature, Gastronomy and Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps. Sion, capital of the Swiss Canton of Valais is also known as the sunniest city in Switzerland.
Home carrier TUI, continues its expansion at Ostend-Bruges Airport. It adds an extra flight to Alicante on Fridays and opens 4 additional routes to Sharm-el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Corfu and Djerba. While these destinations are traditionally popular with the Belgian travellers, the airport expects also to welcome passengers from the Netherlands and the North of France.
Antwerp Flanders International Airport continues to grow
Today Flybe, operated by Stobart Air announces its summer schedule 2018 and the new route Antwerp-London Southend. As from 25th March Flybe , operated by Stobart Air, will operate 4 flights per week between these two airports.
Flights will be operated by an ATR72-600 aircraft, offering 70 seats. The flight time will be less than one hour. Flybe, operated by Stobart Air also offers quick and convenient connections of less than one hour to Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow International from London Southend Airport. .
Marcel Buelens, CEO of Antwerp & Ostend-Bruges Airports is pleased to welcome Flybe, operated by Stobart Air to Antwerp: “a great deal of Belgian and Dutch travellers love to plan a citytrip to London and this offers them the perfect affordable choice for a short break.” He adds: “I’m also very excited about the connections that are offered, with short connecting times of less than one hour, this further expands the number of destinations from Antwerp and will also increase the inbound traffic from UK and Ireland.”
Flights will go on sale as from today, 19th October 2017. Fares are available from €24.99 one-way and can be booked online at www.flybe.com.
|BE 6013||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||14h00||13h55|
|BE 6012||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||11h35||13h35|
Antwerp Airport ready to welcome more passengers from The Netherlands.
Since the plans for the reintroduction of a ticket tax have been announced by the new Dutch government, Antwerp Airport is preparing an attractive alternative for its the northern neighbors.
Dutch are avid aviation users. In the second quarter of 2017 the number of passengers in the Netherlands increased by 11% compared to the same period last year according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. For several years, Dutch passengers have also increased at Belgian airports. Antwerp Flanders International Airport now presents figures recently obtained from a Master’s thesis at the University of Antwerp *.
Nearly 10% of the total number of passengers at Antwerp Airport is currently from the Netherlands. 71% of this group originates from the south of the Netherlands: the provinces of North Brabant, Zeeland and Limburg. It is striking that 29% of Dutch passengers come from regions that are significantly further located, such as the Randstad and even Friesland.
Why Dutch choose Antwerp
Not entirely unexpected, the most important driving force for Dutch is the price for their flight. 44% of Dutch travelers in Antwerp indicate that the price was the deciding factor for choosing the airport. Important is also the low cost for parking. (Antwerp and Ostend are in the top ten of cheapest parking rates according to recent research from www.vliegveldinfo.nl).
30% of Dutch passengers who choose Antwerp say that accessibility is the most important factor. The wide range of different airports at relatively short distances ensures that passengers in the Benelux and West Germany have a lot of choice.
Antwerp above Eindhoven
When asking which airports qualify when making a choice, Antwerp scores very well. Remarkably, the respondents prefer Antwerp to Eindhoven. 30% of respondents spontaneously choose for Antwerp. The remaining 70%, are subsequently Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Zaventem followed by other airports in the region.
Comparison between September 2017 September 2016
27.758 in September 2017 compared to 24.248 in September 2016 (+14%)
3.256 in September 2017 compared to 3.714 in September 2016 (-12%)
249 ton in September 2017 compared to 212 tons in September 2016 (+18%)
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.
Seats can already be booked via the travel agents. Soon the online booking facility will also be available on the new website.
In the following days VLM Airlines will announce further details about its Winter flying programme 2017-2018.
The airports of Ostend-Bruges and Antwerp welcomed a record number of travellers during the summer months of July and August
July and August 2017 counted 54,435 passengers for Antwerp airport, an increase of 23.88% compared to the summer months in 2016. Airport Ostend-Bruges recorded an increase of 27.7% in the summer months July and August compared to the same period in 2016, representing 106,090 passengers.
The increase in the number of passengers is mainly due to the new destinations and additional capacity of TUI flights which are certainly popular with the holidaymakers. The increase for both airports shows that regional airports are gaining importance and that travellers are finding it easier to get to these airports. Affordable parking, fast check-in, easy accessibility and proximity also play an important role in the decision-making process of travellers.
Dirk Van Holsbeke, General Manager TUI says: “Each year we see an increasing enthusiasm for the regional airports of Ostend and Antwerp at TUI. The accessibility, the small scale, the cosy atmosphere and renovated income hall offer a very pleasant and relaxed start for our travellers “
In order to optimize passenger comfort, new departure halls were built earlier this year at both airports. Travellers can now use various food and beverage facilities both before and after security, which further enhances the passenger experience at these airports.