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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by VLM_Antwerp » 28 Mar 2018, 10:48

Avnu wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 09:07
Numbers to and from UK airports are published by the Civil Aviation Authority and thus public. They're shown as total number of passengers per route (arrivals plus departures) but lucky for us, there's only one operator on the ANR-LCY route and only one aircraft type.

So with that in mind: the latest numbers for LCY are those for February, showing 3117 passengers. Looking at Flightradar, VLM did 61 round trips that month meaning they offered a total of 6100 seats. That would come down to a load factor of just over 51 percent.
Thanks a lot for this information, I knew the Spanish figures were publicly available, didn't know this for the UK though!

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Haplek » 28 Mar 2018, 12:22

Looking to the VLM Airlines booking system on their website there are some modifications done. As of 15 April there are only two weekly flights (--3-5--) on route MBX-MUC bookable. However the other route, ANR-MBX is bookable as normal (12345--). This make no sense at all. Maybe they are implementing some changes to the flight schedule again.

The figures of flights to MBX are indeed very bad from the operational and economical point of view. But taken in consideration that there was no advertising for the route done, the results are logical. VLM Airlines is also completely unknown brand to Slovenian costumers. However it is promising that now the flights show at the skyscanner search. I strongly believe in the potential of the route.

Regarding MBX, there was a good article regarding the development of the airport recently in Večer newspaper. Apparently the bureaucratic procedures for runway extension from current 2500m to 3300m are underway and are expected to be done in few months. There is a big plan from SHS Aviation how thy will expend the whole airport. Apron and runway extension, new terminal, fuel storage area, parking house... The chart now looks a bit more realistic as the initial one. SHS is (as they say) preparing to establish flights between MBX and China immediately after runway extension completion. Boris Bobek (diector of SHS and MBX) even said in an interview that the whole project is a part of "One belt one road" and "16+1" initiatives.

Under the following link there is the article (Slovenian language, but you can still use google translate):
https://www.vecer.com/visoki-obrati-za- ... ca-6428977
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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by convair » 28 Mar 2018, 13:09

Mariborchanka wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 00:18
sn26567 wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 23:45
I don't know actually how many pax flew between MUC and MBX.
Number of passengers for the first four weeks:

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prihodi (MUC-MBX) = arrivals
odhodi (MBX-MUC) = departures
odpovedan let = canceled flight
Sobota + nedelja (ni leta) = there is no flight on Saturday and Sunday
I assume these figures would include pax to/from Antwerp.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Avnu » 28 Mar 2018, 22:55

Haplek wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 12:22
Looking to the VLM Airlines booking system on their website there are some modifications done. As of 15 April there are only two weekly flights (--3-5--) on route MBX-MUC bookable. However the other route, ANR-MBX is bookable as normal (12345--). This make no sense at all. Maybe they are implementing some changes to the flight schedule again.
Well spotted! The flights from ANR to MBX now only show up on Wednesdays and Fridays as well. Flights on other days are 'sold out' but in any case not bookable anymore.

What hasn't changed yet is the timing of the first outbound flight from MUC to ANR on other weekdays. That is still scheduled for 13:15 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or a full 4.5 hours after arrival. That's obviously bound to change now that the return trip between MUC and MBX has been cancelled on those days. Provided VLM can get the slots they could probably retime the flight to about 09:20 which makes the route somewhat more interesting from the Munich side as you'd be able to arrive in ANR just after 11am instead of 3pm.

On the flip side, that plane will then sit idle at ANR for more than 6 hours 3 days a week.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Mariborchanka » 31 Mar 2018, 10:59

It's official. The MBX - MUC route will be only twice a week, as confirmed by Yves Panneels. From our newspaper Večer.

https://www.vecer.com/iz-maribora-v-mue ... ko-6438164

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Mariborchanka » 31 Mar 2018, 15:15

LF on route MUC - MBX - MUC after 7 weeks is 11,9%.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by sn26567 » 31 Mar 2018, 18:50

Mariborchanka wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 15:15
LF on route MUC - MBX - MUC after 7 weeks is 11,9%.
Not very glorious indeed. The lack of codeshare with a major carrier could explain such a poor performance, because MUC is a large hub from which it is possible to reach the world!
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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by convair » 31 Mar 2018, 19:45

Who would want to codeshare with them? Graz is about 50 km away and well connected to a number of important hubs.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Avnu » 31 Mar 2018, 21:53

With the disappearance of the MUC-MBX-MUC run three days a week. the timing of the outbound MUC-ANR flight in the morning has now changed as well... sort of. The VLM website is showing VO134 leaving at 13:15 on Wednesday and Friday (when the Maribor flight is running) but VO132 leaving at 09:25 on other weekdays. But they only do so from early June on, well after the axing of the three MBX flights.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Avnu » 03 Apr 2018, 11:07

New destinations from Antwerp starting June 4th: Aberdeen (1-3-5--), Cologne (days 12-4-67) and Rostock (days 12-4-67).

Aberdeen - Antwerp flights are direct on Mondays but make a stop in Birmingham on other days. Which also means VLM will start operating domestic flights in the UK again.

Cologne and Rostock are combined destinations (ANR-CGN-RLG and vv).

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 11:46

Avnu wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 11:07
New destinations from Antwerp starting June 4th: Aberdeen (1-3-5--), Cologne (days 12-4-67) and Rostock (days 12-4-67).

Aberdeen - Antwerp flights are direct on Mondays but make a stop in Birmingham on other days. Which also means VLM will start operating domestic flights in the UK again.

Cologne and Rostock are combined destinations (ANR-CGN-RLG and vv).
Three new destinations for VLM Airlines from 4 June onwards: Aberdeen, Cologne/Bonn and Rostock

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by skumfiduse » 03 Apr 2018, 13:00

I'm once again baffled by VLM's network developments. How do they want to attract business travellers with those flight schedules? Nevertheless, I wish them all the best.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by convair » 03 Apr 2018, 18:30

skumfiduse wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 13:00
I'm once again baffled by VLM's network developments. How do they want to attract business travellers with those flight schedules? Nevertheless, I wish them all the best.
Same for me.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by ostair » 03 Apr 2018, 21:16

No planes for new routes.
But a week later announce new routes with the same amount of planes.
Must be VLM... :roll:

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Mariborchanka » 04 Apr 2018, 14:53

The tomorrow's flight on the route MUC - MBX - MUC is canceled.
This is the third canceled flight within eight weeks of operation on this route.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Haplek » 04 Apr 2018, 22:05

Maribor local media report that VLM Airlines is going to operate scheduled charter flights between Maribor (MBX) and Chios (JKH) in Greece. The flights are supposed to operate between 5. June and 24. July once per week (-2-----). The flight tickets are supposed to be on sale via Intelekta (http://www.intelekta.eu/de) tour operator as a part of tourist packages.

The initial information that the airline to operate these flights to be VLM was wrong. It will be greek Astra Airlines.
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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Avnu » 06 Apr 2018, 09:00

This mornings ANR-MUC-MBX-MUC-ANR rotation has been cancelled.

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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Mariborchanka » 07 Apr 2018, 18:17

In eight weeks, 217 passengers arrived from Munich to Maribor, while 222 passengers traveled from Maribor to Munich. LF is 11.55%.


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Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by JustPlanes » 07 Apr 2018, 21:31

Business routes like ANR-MUC need to be flown twice a day weekdays morning and night... and the fact the airplane continues to Maribor makes that impossible... so they are failing on MUC and obviously on Maribor...
Its the plan where you want to do a lot and not do it right... which makes no sense..
Develop Antwerp.. fly to business destinations in the morning and night and then send the planes to leisure destinations mid-day and weekends and I think you could do pretty decent with some advertising and a nice selection of destinations... TUI has done it and there is no reason VLM can't do it either.. but focus!!!

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