VLM said to acquire Avro RJ85s

Flight International is reporting that Belgian airline VLM is planning to acquire two Avro RJ85s to initiate jet services. Antwerp-based VLM currently flies Fokker 50s on services from London City to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Münich (Munchengladbach), and Luxembourg, and from Rotterdam to Manchester, Jersey, and Guernsey. VLM had hoped to acquire Fokker 70s, but plans to re-open the Fokker production line have fallen through. The airline also considered the Fairchild 728JET, but it would not have been available in time.

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