VLM Airlines drops all but two flights from Antwerp
VLM Airlines is dropping nearly all destinations from Antwerp airport (Deurne), and just keeping the connections to London City and Zürich (Switzerland). Flights from mother company SHS Aviation to Aberdeen and Birmingham in the UK, Cologne-Bonn, Münich and Rostock in Germany and Maribor in Slovenia are to be dropped in the next weeks.
Focus on private flights
In a press release the company says it wants to focus on private and charter flights. VLM also announced that the flight connections from Antwerp and Ostend to Manchester (UK), planned for October 1st are suspended.
The fleet of six Fokker airplanes will be reduced, CEO Johan Maertens decided. It will be his first ‘feat of arms’ since he was appointed two months ago. He’s the third CEO since the company went bankrupt in 2016 and was taken over by SHS Aviation.
In October 2017, CEO Harm Prins had to leave, in his place came Karl Rickard. In February rumours were that VLM was ‘facing bad weather’ again and that Rickard had already left, which was denied at that time. Three months later Johan Maertens stepped in. Today some 100 people are working for VLM Airlines.