VLM Airlines to launch new route between Zurich and Antwerp

VLM Airlines to launch new route between Zurich and Antwerp

10 flights per week in each direction from 22nd January 2018

Friday 24 November 2017 — VLM Airlines is to introduce an Antwerp to Zurich air service from 22nd January 2018.  The airline is offering two daily services with a Fokker 50 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with one-way fares starting from EUR 99 / CHF 119 (all taxes included). Seats can already be booked via www.flyvlm.com.

The route between Zurich, one of the major financial centres in the world, and Antwerp is a missing link on Europe’s aviation map. Antwerp is Europe’s second largest seaport, the diamond capital of the world and also the second largest petrochemical centre in the world. Both Zurich and Antwerp are playing a key role in the European economy. VLM Airlines is therefore happy to fill this gap with a convenient morning and evening schedule that allows both business people and leisure travellers to get the most of their stay in either city.

About VLM Airlines
VLM Airlines currently operates 19 scheduled flights per week on the popular business route between Antwerp and London City Airport. The VLM aircraft also perform charter, ACMI and private flights from Antwerp, Brussels, Maribor and other European airports.

VLM Airlines employs more than 100 aviation professionals and has three air operator certificates: a Slovenian and a Belgian AOC for its Fokker 50 operations and a Belgian AOC for the A320 operations. The fleet consists of 6 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft and 2 Airbus A320-200s, which are all registered in Belgium. The A320 has 180 passenger seats while the Fokker 50 can carry 50 passengers.

The Belgian company SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. is a subsidiary of the Dutch investment company SHS Aviation B.V.  SHS Aviation B.V.  is owned 60% by Dutch investors and 40% by Chinese investors. The Slovenian company VLM Airlines d.d. is a subsidiary of SHS Antwerp Aviation. Both SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. and VLM Airlines d.d. are developing airline activities under the common trading name ‘VLM Airlines’. 

New VLM route between Antwerp and Zurich from 22nd January 2018

 Route

 Departure

 Arrival

Flight days *

 Antwerp – Zurich

07:15

08:55

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 Antwerp – Zurich

17:35

19:15

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 Zurich – Antwerp

09:25

11:25

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 Zurich – Antwerp

20:00

22:00

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* 1 = Monday, 2= Tuesday, 3 = Wednesday, 4 = Thursday, 5 = Friday, 6 = Saturday and 7 = Sunday.

Yves PANNEELS Press Office VLM Airlines at (for press enquiries only)