VLM Airlines ventured into Cologne Bonn on 4 June, with the Belgian regional operator starting new routes to Rostock and Antwerp. Welcoming the new connections at Cologne Bonn were: Chi Mee Yuen, Manager Business Development & Aviation Marketing, Cologne Bonn Airport; Peter Döhr, Senior Sales Manager, VLM Airlines; Lothar Peters, Director, Visit Flanders Germany; VLM Airlines crew; Johan Vanneste, President & CEO, Cologne Bonn Airport; Claudine Mischel, Manager Business Development & Aviation Marketing, Cologne Bonn Airport.
VLM Airlines commenced flights to Rostock on 4 June, with the European regional airline linking to the Northern German airport from Antwerp and Cologne Bonn, offering five weekly flights. To celebrate the new service, Rostock Airport baked this creative cake. No other airlines presently link Rostock to either Cologne Bonn or Antwerp.
The third new destination to join VLM Airlines’ network this week was Aberdeen. The airline now offers three weekly flights to the Scottish city from Antwerp, with two of the three weekly return services operating via the carrier’s existing Birmingham connection. Pictured at the launch in Aberdeen are: Carol Benzie, MD, Aberdeen Airport, and John Hughes, CIO, VLM Airlines. The airline will use its Fokker 50s on the 795-kilometre European sector.
- VLM Airlines introduced three new destinations to its Antwerp (ANR) network on 4 June, namely Aberdeen (ABZ), Cologne Bonn (CGN) and Rostock (RLG). The airline will offer three weekly flights to the Scottish city, with two of the three weekly return services flying via the carrier’s existing Birmingham service. The latter two new destinations will be flown on a tri-city routing, with flights operating Antwerp–Cologne Bonn–Rostock–Cologne Bonn–Antwerp. This service will be flown five times weekly. None of the routes launched this week will face direct competition, with VLM utilising its fleet of Fokker 50s on the new services. The average sector length of the new routes is 530 kilometres. See how the FTWAs from Cologne Bonn and Rostock compare to others from around the world.