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FLYAIR10
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Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Post by FLYAIR10 » 07 Nov 2017, 16:17

VLM-airlines is present at the WTM exhibition in London at the 'Visit Flanders' stand;(EU1550)

(WTM: World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, taking place on the 6 - 8 November 2017 in London)

http://london.wtm.com/en/Exhibitors/380 ... M-Airlines

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Post by Mariborchanka » 07 Nov 2017, 20:22

Does anybody know anything about Hu, Shao Tung?

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Post by Haplek » 09 Nov 2017, 00:06

The route between Antwerp and London city is a reality now. Does anybody know what is the load factor like? Is VLM satisfied with the results?

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Post by sn26567 » 09 Nov 2017, 10:17

Haplek wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 00:06
The route between Antwerp and London city is a reality now. Does anybody know what is the load factor like? Is VLM satisfied with the results?
On the first day, VO103 and VO110 had load factors of about 60%. In my view that's a little too low, but it might have improved since then.
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 09 Nov 2017, 18:26

Little as I know of commercial air transport, I think 60% is not bad at all, certainly not in this early phase. This is (or at least it used to be) a high-yield route, it doesn't need 95% load factor to be profitable.

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Post by AAI » 09 Nov 2017, 18:40

the first day, on these flights they had invited pax
for the moment they have a load factor of 25 %
let's hope they will grow with 5 % a month

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Post by Mariborchanka » 10 Nov 2017, 09:58

The first former TCAB A320 has received new titles from the new operator VLM Airlines.
Photo by Mario Debontridder - Brussels Airport Fanpage.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-a ... es-hangar/

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Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Post by crew1990 » 10 Nov 2017, 10:38

This plane will be based in Oostende then?

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Post by Bralo20 » 10 Nov 2017, 10:49

Now that's a nice livery!

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium dba VLM Airlines :-)

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Post by VLM_Antwerp » 10 Nov 2017, 11:17

crew1990 wrote:
10 Nov 2017, 10:38
This plane will be based in Oostende then?
I don't think Ostend ops will be for the near future, let them first start elswhere maybe :p

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Post by CTBke » 10 Nov 2017, 14:33

from a better angle when driving by ;-)

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Post by Bralo20 » 10 Nov 2017, 15:07

Hadn't noticed it yet but it's basically the TCAB livery with new titles and logo's. Still looks good though, better then VLM's own livery.

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Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Post by Mariborchanka » 10 Nov 2017, 15:16

Heh, "economical" design.
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Post by flightlover » 10 Nov 2017, 16:05

Nice design though

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Post by pitrixplanespotting » 10 Nov 2017, 16:20

looks good!! anyone an idea about destinations? Based @ BRU for feeding China flights? OO-TCT also new colors?

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Post by Boeing767copilot » 10 Nov 2017, 17:10

Wednesday 15'th november: D-day for their Belgian AOC. :o

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Post by Bralo20 » 10 Nov 2017, 17:36

Boeing767copilot wrote:
10 Nov 2017, 17:10
Wednesday 15'th november: D-day for their Belgian AOC. :o
For who?

A) SHS Aviation Antwerp NV dba VLM Airlines
B) Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium NV dba VLM Airlines

A) could get one
B) can get one revoked

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Post by airbuske » 10 Nov 2017, 18:13

OO-TCX will fly tomorrow to Eskisehir as HQ7011.
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Post by sn26567 » 10 Nov 2017, 18:30

So it looks like these A320s will initially operate charter flights from BRU to holiday destinations, in competition with TUI and SN.

Where do the A320 pilots come from? All the TCAB pilots have been transferred to SN (except one: Jean-Christophe Degen, the managing director of TCAB, a licensed A320 pilot, works now as chief of operations for VLM).
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Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Post by Boavida » 10 Nov 2017, 20:01

I was hoping for the beautiful classy blue.... :cry:

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