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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Haplek » 01 Aug 2018, 23:13

FLYAIR10 wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 21:03
Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
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by Haplek » 01 Aug 2018, 20:56
Today I have flown with the VLM for the first time in my life.

Route: MBX - MUC
Aircraft: F50, OO-VLN (Vision Air Livery)
LF: 13 on board (3 of them, including me, disembarked in MUC)

Superb service for the short flight. Got a coffee, wine, muffin and a small pack of nacho-chips. Flight attendants (2) were very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend to fly with them. Will use their service again if they keep on flying. Hopefully this will be the case.
Congrats! Glad to hear of your good experience with VLM.
Just wondering:Did you make use of their promotional tariff? Or you just booked the 'normal' price ?
Will you return with them aswell to MBX? :)
Thank you! :)

I booked the flights during Easter promotional time. I payed 39€ per flight meaning 78€ for both flights. I am also returning with them to Maribor.

It can be that one was in training since one was quite young. The first officer said that he has not heard that F50s would be replaced with ATR42s but also said that it would be a logical solution.

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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Dreamliner » 06 Aug 2018, 17:37

According to Antwerp newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen VLM will stop all services out of Antwerp except London and Zurich. Is it so bad?

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20180806_0365 ... -antwerpen

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Post by TLspotting » 06 Aug 2018, 17:44

Dreamliner wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 17:37
According to Antwerp newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen VLM will stop all services out of Antwerp except London and Zurich. Is it so bad?

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20180806_0365 ... -antwerpen
Yes indeed... As from August 17 it is going to be for Maribor to be stopped...
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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by saratoga » 06 Aug 2018, 17:55

Not really a surprise, is it? Still surprised though that zurich was not on that list. My guess in 1 year the company will be gone. Well at least, they tried.

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Post by sn26567 » 06 Aug 2018, 17:56

VLM abandons ALL routes, except LCY and ZRH. It will also develop charter and ACMI activities, putting permanently one F-50 with crew at the disposal of The Aviation Factory.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm- ... ctivities/
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Post by TLspotting » 06 Aug 2018, 18:01

saratoga wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 17:55
Not really a surprise, is it? Still surprised though that zurich was not on that list. My guess in 1 year the company will be gone. Well at least, they tried.
I let them 6 months.
sn26567 wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 17:56
VLM abandons ALL routes, except LCY and ZRH. It will also develop charter and ACMI activities, putting permanently one F-50 with crew at the disposal of The Aviation Factory.
They already got OOVLN, don't they?

But if the airline continues like that, they will do like SSJs, so no agreement, and then no ATR. VLM is convicted.
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Post by TLspotting » 06 Aug 2018, 18:15

ATV : "De verwachte ingebruikname van de nieuwe vliegtuigen is voorzien in de tweede helft van 2019.”

New planes for 2nd half of 2019...

They will stop their operations before recepting new airplanes, for sure.
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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by ostair » 06 Aug 2018, 22:36

Ostend airport still stays a TUI only airport and perhaps ANR will be too very soon.

You don't reduce to grow but expand to grow.
Parhaps its time to change their name now.

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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by ostair » 06 Aug 2018, 22:56

The routes are still bookable on their website at the time of writing.

This is a shame!!!

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Post by CTBke » 07 Aug 2018, 13:19

ostair wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 22:56
The routes are still bookable on their website at the time of writing.

This is a shame!!!
not possible anymore .. give them some credit .. not everyone is as successful as KF or VLM brussels :D
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Post by Ansett » 07 Aug 2018, 13:20

I don't understand why they don't fly BRU-LCY ? Any explanation for it ?

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Post by Poiu » 07 Aug 2018, 13:33

Ansett wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 13:20
I don't understand why they don't fly BRU-LCY ? Any explanation for it ?
The original VLM tried it some years ago, couldn’t make it profitable.

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Post by PttU » 07 Aug 2018, 14:15

The "street-to-plane" time at ANR is much shorter than at BRU. It's almost faster to take a car from BRU to ANR and board the flight at ANR than it's to board at BRU...

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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by Ansett » 07 Aug 2018, 14:19

Poiu wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 13:33
Ansett wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 13:20
I don't understand why they don't fly BRU-LCY ? Any explanation for it ?
The original VLM tried it some years ago, couldn’t make it profitable.
They did not code share with SN, if I remember well. Perhaps a code share with SN (or BA) could make it work if these airlines are interested, of course.

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Post by PttU » 07 Aug 2018, 16:16

https://www.facebook.com/vlmairlines/posts/957354124444599 wrote: VLM Airlines Last flights:
• Antwerp-Birmingham: 10AUG
• Munich-Maribor: 17AUG
• Antwerp-Aberdeen: 14SEP
• Antwerp-Munich: 14SEP
• Antwerp-Cologne-Rostock: 16SEP

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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by DIBO » 07 Aug 2018, 22:18

Belgians.... "we are proud to be losers". Much more attention in the media (newpapers, extensive radio coverage & interviews, maybe even on TV??) for the ending of these routes, than when VLM finally succeeded to restart operations and started these routes!
Of course VLM is also to blame for this publicity mess: hardly any substantial promotion when starting the new routes and now creating the conditions for politicians and media to blow everything out of proportion. Well done VLM management!! Btw. VLM maybe can clean up its website....

I hope that real talent @carllegein can contribute substantially to the survival of VLM!

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Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Post by ostair » 08 Aug 2018, 00:07

CTBke wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 13:19
ostair wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 22:56
The routes are still bookable on their website at the time of writing.

This is a shame!!!
not possible anymore .. give them some credit .. not everyone is as successful as KF or VLM brussels :D
As I mentioned at the time of writing.
A decent company put the bookings on hold and then make a statement.
Now its as if they need the money from the bookings to keep them going... :?

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Post by sonic boom » 08 Aug 2018, 07:10

Lucky me. Today on the flight to Maribor, coming back on friday. Just before they cancel the route

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Post by luchtzak » 08 Aug 2018, 09:38

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VLM stripped

Chinese “plan” failed...

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Aug 2018, 10:06

sonic boom wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 07:10
Lucky me. Today on the flight to Maribor, coming back on friday. Just before they cancel the route
Let us know about the load factors on each leg of your trip. That could explain the decision.
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