VLM Airlines suspends all flight operations because of bankruptcy

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    Carajillo2Sugar
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    VLM Airlines has ceased operations after filing for bankruptcy.

    “We are sorry to have to inform you that VLM Airlines NV has filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. All flights are canceled with immediate effect,” the Belgian regional carrier said in a statement posted on its website.

    Passengers planning to fly should contact the airline or their travel agent for further information.


    AMcWhirter
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    We broke the news about VLM some hours ago.

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/belgian-airline-vlm-files-for-bankruptcy

    Latest news is that the London City to Antwerp service (which VLM was flying on behalf of Cityjet) has been saved.

    The service was suspended as soon as VLM announced bankruptcy.

    But service on this route resumes from tomorrow. Cityjet has taken over the operation which, judging by the timings displayed on its website, will be operated by an RJ85.


    LuganoPirate
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    Such a shame. I flew them since they started and always enjoyed my flights with them.


    dutchyankee
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    As LP states a real shame. I have a home in Antwerp and loved flying them in and out of their very convenient base. Once taken over by CitiJet/AF it went downhill, and CitiJet cherry picked the good routes and the majority of slots at LCY, and VLM never was really ‘merged’ into the operation, so when it was spun off from CitiJect during the sale it was spun off as a skeleton of what they originally looked like. Prior to the ‘merger, VLM was the largest carrier into LCY. It is really sad, and just goes to further demonstrate that anything that AF touches or is associated with will inevitably be tarnished.


    AMcWhirter
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    Just to let you know, that VLM’s website flyvlm.com has been closed.

    Normally airlines keep their website home page active for a few days or weeks so that passengers with forward bookings can find information about what to do and/or how to arrange a refund.

    All they can see now is a blank page with “This account has been suspended.”

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