|VO109||17:50||LONDON CITY||Departed at 18:30|
|VO147||18:00||ZURICH||Departed at 18:40|
|TB2658||20:00||MALAGA||Arrived at 20:04|
32,129 in May 2018 compared to 25,762 in May 2017 (+24.7%)
4,573 in May 2018 compared to 3,672 in May 2017 (+24.5%)
260 ton in May 2018 compared to 220 tons in May 2017 (+18.2%)
Tuesday 15 May 2018 — On 15 May 1993, 25 years ago, VLM operated its first scheduled flight from Antwerp to London City Airport. This morning the 25th anniversary of the route was celebrated at London City Airport in the presence of a delegation of VLM and management and staff of the airport. All passengers on the London City Airport- Antwerp route today were offered a special “25 years Antwerp-London City” box with delicious chocolates from the famous Antwerp master chocolate maker Erik Goossens.
From 1993 to 2008 VLM operated flights on the route between Antwerp and London’s airport in the eastern part of the London Docklands. In 2008, CityJet took over the route. Last year, CityJet announced that it would discontinue its activities on the route. As a result, VLM decided to fly the historic route again from 30th October 2017, to ensure continuity on this very important business route between Antwerp and the British capital.
Comparison between April 2018 and April 2017
27.286 in April 2018 compared to 24.636 in April 2017 (+10,8%)
4.035 in April 2018 compared to 3.433 in April 2017 (+18,4%)
214 ton in April 2018 compared to 188 tons in April 2017 (+13,8%)
Tuesday 24 April 2018
VLM will serve the Manchester-Antwerp and Manchester-Ostend/Bruges routes from 1st October 2018. It is the first time that Manchester will have a direct flight to Ostend-Bruges, offering passengers easy access to the stunning, medieval city of Bruges. The airline will operate the Ostend-Bruges service once a day. Additionally, VLM will serve Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend. Tickets are already available from GBP 39* (one way, including airport taxes) via www.flyvlm.com.
VLM Airlines employs more than 100 aviation professionals. The fleet consists of 6 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft. VLM Airlines offers scheduled flights from Antwerp to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cologne-Bonn, London City Airport, Munich, Rostock, Zurich and Maribor.
* Promotional fare valid from 24th to 30th April for travel from 1st to 27th October 2018
New route Manchester – Antwerp Airport from 1 October 2018
New routes Manchester – Ostend-Bruges Airport from 1st October 2018
** 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, 3 = Wednesday, 4 = Thursday, 5 = Friday, 6 = Saturday, 7 = Sunday.
Comparison between March 2018 and March 2017
24,216 in March 2018 compared to 21,608 in March 2017 (+12.1%)
3,155 in March 2018 compared to 3,769 in March 2017 (-16.3%)
196 ton in March 2018 compared to 147 tons in March 2017 (+33.3%)
Double frequency on the Antwerp-Munich route
Monday 26 March 2018 — Today, a VLM Airlines Fokker 50 departed at 12.40 P.M. from Antwerp Airport to Birmingham, the second largest city in Great Britain, thus establishing a daily connection between Antwerp and the West Midlands capital. At VLM Airlines, a drink and snack are included in the ticket price and every passenger is entitled to check in a baggage of up to 23 kg free of charge. At Antwerp Airport, passengers can check in up to 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time of their flight.
At the start of the summer season, the flight program underwent some changes. The morning flights to Munich and Maribor depart three hours earlier than before and from now on VLM Airlines will operate both in the morning and in the evening return flights from Antwerp to Munich.
VLM Airlines also offers scheduled flights from Antwerp to London City Airport (3 to 4 return flights daily on weekdays), Zurich (twice a day on weekdays) and Maribor. The airline also operates a daily frequency on the Munich-Maribor route (weekdays only).
VLM Airlines employs more than 100 aviation professionals. The fleet consists of 6 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft.
Comparison between February 2018 and February 2017
20,221 in February 2018 compared to 17,128 in February 2017 (+18.03%)
3,326 in February 2018 compared to 2,337 in February 2017 (+42.50%)
156 ton in February 2018 compared to 116 tons in February 2017 (+34.89%)
18,404 in January 2018 compared to 16,808 in January 2017 (+9.5%)
2,457 in January 2018 compared to 2,233 in January 2017 (+10%)
143 ton in January 2018 compared to 125 tons in January 2017 (+14.4%)
Antwerp, 5th January 2018 – During the year 2017 Antwerp Airport welcomed 273.167 passengers and registered 37.511 flight movements.
In 2017 the airport welcomed 273.167 passengers, a slight decrease of 1% compared to 2016 when the airport registered 276.523 passengers. Several elements had an impact on the results. In 2016 20.000 additional passengers were unable to fly from Brussels Zaventem following the Terrorist Attacks and flew in March and April from Antwerp Airport.
When excluding these passengers from the total result, Antwerp Airport would achieve in 2017 an increase of 6% compared to 2016. Uncertainties at CityJet and VLM also caused less passengers on flights to London City.
The number of flight movements decreased by 9% with a total of 37.511 movements in 2017 compared to 41.403 movements during 2016.
At the end of 2017, TUI launched flights to Innsbruck. A very popular destination for those who enjoy a short ski break or simply the Austrian snow. VLM will launch on January 22nd, two daily flights Antwerp-Zürich. Later this year the airport welcomes Flybe with flights to London Southend and the newest TUI route to Florence.
17,094 in December 2017 compared to 15,584 in December 2016 (+9.7%)
1,878 in December 2017 compared to 2,631 in December 2016 (-28.6%)
128 ton in December 2017 compared to 112 tons in December 2016 (+14.3%)