VLM’s Friedrichshafen route trio
VLM Airlines re-started three domestic sectors on 15 February, all of them originating in Friedrichshafen. At the Southern Germany airport there was a ribbon-cutting for new operation marked by: Hamish Davidson, VLM Airlines CEO; Lothar Wölfle (Landrat Bodenseekreis); Claus-Dieter Wehr, Friedrichshafen Airport CEO; Andreas Brand Mayor of Friedrichshafen; and Andreas Humer-Hager, Friedrichshafen Airport Director Marketing & Sales.
Hamburg Airport’s Robert Plitz (on left) and the VLM Airlines crew on the first flight from Friedrichshafen celebrate the start of the 11 times weekly service from Southern Germany which began on 15 February.
Düsseldorf Airport’s Christina Knicker (third from left) and the VLM Airlines crew on the first flight from Friedrichshafen mark the start of the 10 times weekly Fokker 50 operation which also began on 15 February.
Completing the trio of new German domestic routes launched by VLM Airlines this week, was the ceremony held on the Berlin Tegel apron on 15 February. Holding the banner were: Captain Sander de Groot, VLM Airlines; Jana Friedrich, Berlin Brandenburg Airport; Purser Margot de Boer, VLM Airlines; and First Officer Bjorn Lindeboom, VLM Airlines.
- VLM Airlines has opted to re-start some of the German domestic routes left vacant by the now defunct InterSky, the Austrian regional airline which ceased operations in November last year. All three sectors from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Berlin Tegel (TXL), Düsseldorf (DUS) and Hamburg (HAM) airports started on 15 February and are operated by the airline’s 50-seat Fokker 50s and none face any direct competition. While the route to Düsseldorf is flown 10 times weekly, the other two services will be operated 11 times weekly.