Comparison between October 2018 and October 2017
21,835 in October 2018 compared to 24,833 in October 2017 (-12.1%)
2,744 in October 2018 compared to 3,163 in October 2017 (-13.2%)
196 ton in October 2018 compared to 208 ton in October 2017 (-5.8%)
Comparison between August 2018 and August 2017
33,023 in August 2018 compared to 27,562 in August 2017 (+19.8%)
3,641 in August 2018 compared to 4,103 in August 2017 (-11.3%)
261 ton in August 2018 compared to 241 tons in August 2017 (+8.3%)
Stobart Air, a Flybe franchise partner plans to increase capacity on London Southend to compensate the loss of the London City route.
As from 31 Augustus 2018, SHS Aviation B.V., the majority shareholder of the N.V. SHS Antwerp Aviation (VLM), decided at an extraordinary general assembly to dissolve the Belgian airline and to liquidate it.
Unfortunately, the longstanding route Antwerp to London City has been cancelled. To compensate the London City route, Stobart Air, a Flybe franchise partner, will increase flights between Antwerp and London Southend to daily except Saturday.
This will represent an increase of 50% in capacity on the route and shows a great commitment to the route and to all operations from Antwerp Airport. London travellers will be able to book this alternative with Flybe as from 4 September 2018. The additional flights are available on www.flybe.com.
Ciaran Smith, Network Development Manager at Stobart Air said: “The increase in frequency is a direct reflection of customer demand. We are therefore very pleased to be able to offer our customers greater choice and convenience on the route and to build on our great relationship with Antwerp Airport.”
London Southend Airport boasts its own dedicated railway station that is just 100 paces from the airport. The airport is served by up to eight train services an hour offering direct links to Stratford (45 minutes) and London Liverpool Street (51 minutes).
Flybe also offers quick and convenient connections of less than one to a range of destinations via London Southend Airport.
With an average 5 minute check in time and 3 minutes to get through security, London Southend is the Capital’s favourite airport and has been voted Which? Best airport for London 5 years in a row.
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Start construction districts route Vosstraat from 06/08/2018
The city of Antwerp, Management Company Antwerp Mobile (BAM) and the districts of Deurne, Berchem and Borgerhout are finishing the districts route along the Vosstraat. This cycle route runs between the Ring and the Krijgsbaan (R11) and is the big brother of the Ring cycle path.
The activities start on august the 6th 2018 and take four months.
The airport will remain accessible through Luchthavenlei, whether at the front of the airport as just beyond the thrift store.
Comparison between July 2018 and July 2017
33,912 in July 2018 compared to 26,873 in July 2017 (+26.2%)
3,666 in July 2018 compared to 3,737 in July 2017 (-1.9%)
281 ton in July 2018 compared to 246 tons in July 2017 (+14.2%)
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%)