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VLM Airlines arrives at Cologne Bonn Airport

VLM Airlines arrives at Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport’s summer network has been further strengthened today with the arrival of Belgian regional operator VLM Airlines. Joining the German gateway’s roll call, the airline has launched new routes to Rostock and Antwerp utilising its fleet of 50-seat Fokker 50s.

“We are not only pleased to now offer our passengers two new and attractive short-haul destinations with VLM Airlines, but we also welcome a new airline to our airport,” comments Johan Vanneste, President & CEO, Cologne Bonn Airport.

With neither service facing direct competition, VLM Airlines adds the North Rhine-Westphalia airport’s eighth domestic connection as Rostock joins established links to Berlin Tegel, Berlin Schönefeld, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle and Sylt. As VLM Airlines becomes Cologne Bonn’s 31st carrier, the airline will be providing the only service to Belgium from the German airport at this time.

As Cologne Bonn celebrates the inaugural flights of the five times weekly services, the introduction of these new destinations will see an extra 1,000 weekly seats added to its capacity throughout S18.

VLM Airlines

VLM Airlines started operations in May 1993 with a scheduled service between Antwerp International Airport and London City Airport. “VLM” is an abbreviation of Vlaamse Luchttransport Maatschappij, “Flemish Air Transport Company”. Its original hub was Antwerp; this was switched to London City, and after a management buy-out late in 2014, it was again based at Antwerp Airport.

Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport (Flughafen Köln/Bonn „Konrad Adenauer“, also known as Flughafen Köln-Wahn) is the international airport of Germany’s fourth-largest city Cologne, and also serves Bonn, capital of the former West Germany. With around 12.4 million passengers passing through it in 2017, it is the seventh-largest passenger airport in Germany and the third-largest in terms of cargo operations. By traffic units, which combines cargo and passengers, the airport is in fifth position in Germany.[3] As of March 2015, Cologne Bonn Airport had services to 115 passenger destinations in 35 countries.[4] It is named after Konrad Adenauer, the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany.

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