Belgian operator VLM Airlines will this May be launching scheduled flights between Liège (Belgium) and Avignon (France), Nice (France), Bologna (Italy) and Venice (Italy).
The move not only marks VLM Airlines’ first routes from Liège but also the airline’s first services in the south of France and northern Italy.
From May 1, passengers will be able to choose from 36 new connections: five return flights each week (including Saturdays and Sundays) to Nice and Venice, and four return flights to Avignon and Bologna each week (also including Saturdays and Sundays). All services will utilise VLM Airlines’ fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft.
Arthur White, CEO of VLM Airlines, says: “With these new scheduled flights, we are focusing on both leisure and business travellers. These new destinations not only appeal to tourists but are also important business centres in their respective regions.”
Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport, adds: “The south of France and northern Italy are popular locations for second homes. Many Belgians, Germans and Dutch people, who live within an hour’s drive of Liège Airport, have a second home in Provence, the French Riviera or Tuscany. With these new routes, passengers now have access to fast, practical connections, with each airport offering swift check-in services, convenient parking facilities and excellent public transportation.”
White concludes: “With the launch of these routes, VLM Airlines now offers a broad range of scheduled flights. Our Antwerp-Geneva route launched last month is already proving successful, and earlier this week we also unveiled routes connecting Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg. With the addition of the Liège routes, VLMAirlines now serves nine destinations in five countries.”
Tickets for the flights will be available from Friday from www.vlmairlines.com or via tour operators and travel agents.
Antwerp/Liège, February 25, 2015