VLM ends BAe 146 lease

Belgian airline VLM has ended its lease of Flightline BAe 146-300 G-BPNT (msn E3126) on 29 February. VLM leased the 146 beginning in April 2007, to assess the feasibility of introducing jet services on their routes from London City Airport. Named Spirit of Rotterdam, she operated primarily between London City […]

Air France-KLM buy VLM

Air France-KLM have announced that they have agreed to acquire VLM. The move will solidify Air France’s position at London City, where CityJet already has a major presence. Together, VLM and CityJet will hold almost half the slots at London City. VLM’s fleet is composed of eighteen Fokker 50s, but […]

Azzurra Air codeshares with VLM

Italian Avro RJ operator Azzurra Air began a codeshare service from Milano Malpensa to Rotterdam on 12 January, in cooperation with Dutch airline VLM. The daily (except Saturday) flight will be operated with an Avro RJ85. VLM considered acquiring Avro RJs to supplement its Fokker 50s a few years ago, […]

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 […]