Belgian airline VLM has filed for bankruptcy this afternoon.
The airline commenced services in 1993 with its inaugural Antwerp – London City Airport route. In 2008 it was sold to Air France – KLM via Cityjet and VLM’s fleet was re-liveried in Cityjet colours. By 2010 the combined airline was carrying over 1 million passengers a year and operating 500 flights a week from London City Airport.
In 2014, it became part of the INTRO Group, and in November 2014, it was sold by the INTRO Group to the management of VLM Airlines.
In recent weeks the airline cancelled its flights between London Luton aand Waterford.