Belgian carrier Air Antwerp has grounded all aircraft and ceased all flights, less than two years since it launched its inaugural route to London City airport.

In a short tweet posted on Friday June 11, the airline thanked its customers, supplier and airports, before stating simply “Farewell”.

Air Antwerp was formed by Cityjet and KLM in 2019 following the demise of fellow Belgian carrier VLM, and launched its first flights to London City in September of that year, using a Fokker 50 aircraft.

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Like many airlines worldwide Air Antwerp was forced to suspend operations following the onset of Covid-19 last year, although it did resume flights in September 2020.

Belgian website reports spokesperson Yves Panneels as saying:

“The board of directors of Air Antwerp has therefore decided to completely halt the operational activities of the regional carrier and dissolve the company.

“The very limited number of current bookings will be refunded and contracts with all suppliers will be terminated by mutual agreement.”