VLM increases flights to Amsterdam

Belgian carrier VLM is adding three more daily flights to Amsterdam. From September 4 the Antwerp-based airline will fly a total of nine daily weekday flights to and from London City (LCY) and Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS).

The new flights will leave LCY at 0810, 1535 and 1855, arriving at AMS at 0820, 1545 and 1855 respectively. The additional AMS-LCY flights will depart at 0850, 1615 and 1935, arriving in the capital at 1105, 1825 and 2145.

The London – Amsterdam route has proved a popular one for VLM – originally launching with three daily return flights in April 2005, the carrier increased this to six earlier in 2006 before this week’s announcement. The carrier flew 36,100 passengers on the route in the first six months of 2006, compared to 31,100 in its first eight months of operation in 2005.

Says David Nye, Regional Manager UK for VLM: “Since we commenced services to Amsterdam in April 2005, we have seen a steady growth in demand for our flights, especially from business travellers who appreciate our short check-in times and excellent on-time performance.”

The carrier flies out of LCY to UK cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, and European business destinations including Brussels and Rotterdam. VLM has also recently started to refurbish its fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft.

Lead in fares for LCY-AMS route start at £22 (one-way excluding taxes).

Visit flyvlm.com for more information.

Report by Mark Caswell


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