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Post by sn26567 » 20 Jan 2018, 00:03

carllegein wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 23:02
The Vizion Air unit will be back in 2 weeks, no worries. Meanwhile Vizion Air uses one of the other F50. We love being partner of VLM!
Thanks, Carl, for this information from the best possible source. And it looks like you have a big fan on this forum: see viewtopic.php?f=14&t=62923#p360923
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Post by ostair » 20 Jan 2018, 19:42

When will the summer schedule 2018 be ready?

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Post by skumfiduse » 20 Jan 2018, 21:03

I happen to be in Slovenia and headed to Maribor today where I made a quick stop at the airport, after the wine tasting :) . The airport is situated only a few kilometers from the city of Maribor but you need a car: no public transport between the airport and the city centre. The facilities looked quite new, hardly utilised though. There was no sign of commercial activity, only some training flights.

I can see the potential of the area: wine tourism, short-ski, culture and the cities of Ljubljana, Graz and Zagreb. Yet, I fail to understand what's behind the interest of a Chinese company in this region. Time will tell?

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Post by Shengenzone » 21 Jan 2018, 18:08

Will anybody be at the launch of the Zurich flight tomorrow?

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Post by luchtzak » 21 Jan 2018, 18:11

Shengenzone wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 18:08
Will anybody be at the launch of the Zurich flight tomorrow?
André, the head of our news team, will be present to write a report.

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Post by luchtzak » 21 Jan 2018, 23:19

2018 is the EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), a big market in China is waiting to visit Europe, I wrote an item on it. You can read it here: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-b ... and-china/

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Post by Not Real » 22 Jan 2018, 15:46

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17 Jan 2018, 17:31
Antwerp-Milan is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 45,000 searches; VLM Airlines' next venture?

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 45,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Antwerp and Milan ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Resurgent VLM Airlines, based again at Antwerp, could be a ready-made solution provider, or perhaps someone like bmi regional might be better suited to the city pair.

Read the rest of this story in anna.aero
Maybe, if it can be considered as a "bussines" route

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 22 Jan 2018, 16:22

Not sure whether this was already mentioned here, but it seems that as from last Thursday Jan 18th, it is also possible with VLM to check in on-line. :)

http://www.flyvlm.com/en/faq

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Post by Shengenzone » 22 Jan 2018, 18:16

VLM airlines is offering a 30% discount on all flex fares for travel dates from February 11 to March 24, 2018 but booking is required before 5 february.

The discount code is: AWDC
https://www.awdc.be/en/vlm-airlines

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Post by sn26567 » 22 Jan 2018, 21:49

Illustrated report on the official inauguration of the Antwerp-Zurich route:

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-a ... rp-zurich/
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Post by FLYAIR10 » 22 Jan 2018, 22:35

And there was also a VLM inauguration banner from the Zurich side:

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Post by koninckske » 22 Jan 2018, 22:48

2 more destination expected to start in the summer season from Antwerp. Slost have been requested at Manchester.

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Post by sn26567 » 22 Jan 2018, 22:58

koninckske wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 22:48
2 more destination expected to start in the summer season from Antwerp. Slots have been requested at Manchester.
This was not disclosed at the press conference, despite a question from one attendee.
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Post by koninckske » 23 Jan 2018, 07:16

sn26567 wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 22:58
koninckske wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 22:48
2 more destination expected to start in the summer season from Antwerp. Slots have been requested at Manchester.
This was not disclosed at the press conference, despite a question from one attendee.
www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categori ... -antwerpen

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Post by ostair » 23 Jan 2018, 16:00

koninckske wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 22:48
2 more destination expected to start in the summer season from Antwerp. Slost have been requested at Manchester.
A slot at MAN for OST too :shock:

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Post by ostair » 24 Jan 2018, 00:31

Extra destinations from Antwerp to the Balkans in the next few months.

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Post by Haplek » 24 Jan 2018, 07:44

ostair wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 00:31
Extra destinations from Antwerp to the Balkans in the next few months.
Via Maribor or direct?
Can operate F50 from ANR to the Balcans? It seeme like an extremly long flight for F50. Or are there A320 planned for those routes?

Adding MBX-BEG (Belgrade, Serbia) would be a good addition and it was already discussed before. Of course with the transfer possibility at MBX.

Mind that in August 2017 VLM flown the following routes from Maribor to the Balcans:

MBX-SPU (Split, Croatia)
MBX-DBV (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

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Post by sn26567 » 24 Jan 2018, 10:09

The A320s operate only charter routes or ACMI flights. I don't see them operate light routes to the Balkans.
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Post by Not Real » 24 Jan 2018, 10:59

Balkans? Thouse routes will need huge subsidiary funds.

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Re: VLM Airlines news 2018

Post by AAI » 24 Jan 2018, 11:22

i guess it will be MAN and BEG via MBX.

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