Air Antwerp commences operations with London City service

Celebrating the launch of Air Antwerp operations between Antwerp and London City was Johan Maertens, CEO of Air Antwerp (centre) and Peter Downes, Aviation Director at London City (centre right).  Between 1993 and 2018, the route was operated by VLM during its CityJet-owned and independent guises, and being 25% CityJet owned the new operator continues this tradition on a route lasting almost as long as LCY itself.

  • Air Antwerp on 09 September began scheduled services between Antwerp (ANR) and London City Airport (LCY). The KLM and CityJet-owned start-up reconnects the two cities, and over 50,000 passengers a year travelling on the route prior to VLM’s collapse in August 2018, with three daily flights on weekdays and a Sunday evening service.

    Peter Downes, Aviation Director at London City commented: “Air Antwerp’s new route enables quick and convenient travel between Belgium’s second city and central London…the Antwerp – London City route has been a valued service over the years, so it’s wonderful to see passengers return, aboard the recognisable Fokker 50 aircraft. Boosted by a codeshare agreement enabling passengers to book via KLM.com, we’ve already seen strong interest in bookings…whether it’s for a city break or to do business”.


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