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

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 07 Apr 2018, 21:33

Yesterday the flight to Birmingham departed with 10-15 pax...

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 07 Apr 2018, 22:31

... which is not too bad for a new service. Some here seem to be obsessed with load factors, but for a niche operator like this they are less relevant.

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Post by Passenger » 08 Apr 2018, 01:59

pitrixplanespotting wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 21:33
Yesterday the flight to Birmingham departed with 10-15 pax...
With the other extremely low load factors that Mariborchanka has shared with us (thank you), it doesn't look good for them.

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Post by SLM » 11 Apr 2018, 15:35

Since the start-up of Vizionair I want to fly their special livery fokker 50. Due to the kind of operations they do, it is very hard to get on one of their own flights. Living in Antwerp, I see OO-VLN very often, the dedicated plane flying over my house operated for VLM-VO. Is someone on this site familiar with a person who does planning operations for VLM so I can have more chance of flying on that plane in VIZION colours (oo-vln) while booking a regular VLM-VO flight? Many many many thanks.

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Post by carllegein » 15 Apr 2018, 16:44

Hi SLM try to contact Emy, our flight designer, at flightdesign@vizionair.aero, she might give you some opportunity to fly the OOVLN

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Post by Boeing767copilot » 24 Apr 2018, 10:27

VLM will serve the Manchester-Antwerp and Manchester-Ostend/Bruges routes from 1st October 2018. It is the first time that Manchester will have a direct flight to Ostend-Bruges, offering passengers easy access to the stunning, medieval city of Bruges. The airline will operate the Ostend-Bruges service once a day. Additionally, VLM will serve Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend.

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Post by sn26567 » 24 Apr 2018, 10:43

Boeing767copilot wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 10:27
VLM will serve the Manchester-Antwerp and Manchester-Ostend/Bruges routes from 1st October 2018. It is the first time that Manchester will have a direct flight to Ostend-Bruges, offering passengers easy access to the stunning, medieval city of Bruges. The airline will operate the Ostend-Bruges service once a day. Additionally, VLM will serve Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend.
All details (with schedules): http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-a ... 1-october/

And the new network map as of 1 October 2018:

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Post by AAI » 24 Apr 2018, 21:16

For me it's an error to start the OST MAN
they could better focus on an inbound morning flight to ANR

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Post by JustPlanes » 25 Apr 2018, 05:32

AAI wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 21:16
For me it's an error to start the OST MAN
they could better focus on an inbound morning flight to ANR
You are absolutely right... they need morning and night from both ANR and MAN... and they should also focus on ANR rather than have 1 flight a day in the middle of the day in OST...
Each airplane should fly to a business destination in the morning and evening (LON, MAN, MUC etc...) and then in the middle of the day to a vacation destination or a destination they only want to fly to once a day or 2-3x a week.... (PMI, NCE, JER, VCE etc...)

If they do that they can sort of create a mini hub in Antwerp connecting pax from all the business cities to these other cities.... like a LCY-ANR-NCE for example... with the size of the airport in Antwerp, making a connection is a piece of cake..

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Post by b720 » 25 Apr 2018, 07:36

Anyone knows how they’re are doing on the MUC and ZRh routes?

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Post by saratoga » 25 Apr 2018, 09:11

But Ost-man??? I really dont see a market for that!

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Post by ostair » 25 Apr 2018, 22:08

saratoga wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 09:11
But Ost-man??? I really dont see a market for that!
Lets give the service a chance. Wait and see. ;)
The timings are not bad and if the prices will be kept low then I can see it working.

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Post by Konus » 26 Apr 2018, 08:42

How can they manage all these new destinations with only four aircraft operational. Will the fleet be extended soon ?

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 26 Apr 2018, 15:02

by Konus » 26 Apr 2018, 08:42
How can they manage all these new destinations with only four aircraft operational. Will the fleet be extended soon ?
I guess a fifth F-50 (OO-VLZ) should become operational any of the coming weeks... no?

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Post by carllegein » 29 Apr 2018, 13:22



Nice Vizion Air action !

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Post by Passenger » 29 Apr 2018, 13:37

carllegein wrote:
29 Apr 2018, 13:22


Nice Vizion Air action !
Fortuna Dusseldorf has beaten Dynamo Dresden (1-2) on Saturday noon and that victory guarantuees them place 1 or 2 in the German 2nd Division (Zweite Liga). Thus next year: Bundesliga for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

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Post by Haplek » 02 May 2018, 12:49

Hi!

Does someone know how MBX-MUC route is preforming after reduction to only 2 weekly flights? Mariborchanka? You used to have some numbers?

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Post by Mariborchanka » 11 May 2018, 12:11

Haplek wrote:
02 May 2018, 12:49
Mariborchanka? You used to have some numbers?
Load factor it's still around 11%

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Post by Haplek » 11 May 2018, 17:00

Mariborchanka wrote:
11 May 2018, 12:11
Haplek wrote:
02 May 2018, 12:49
Mariborchanka? You used to have some numbers?
Load factor it's still around 11%
That is extremely bad. Thank you for your information. VLM is completely unknown in Slovenia and I am sure that at least 90% of the people have no idea that they can fly from MBX at all.

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 12 May 2018, 12:40

by Haplek » 11 May 2018, 17:00
Mariborchanka wrote: ↑
11 May 2018, 12:11
Haplek wrote: ↑
02 May 2018, 12:49
Mariborchanka? You used to have some numbers?
Load factor it's still around 11%
That is extremely bad. Thank you for your information. VLM is completely unknown in Slovenia and I am sure that at least 90% of the people have no idea that they can fly from MBX at all.
That would mean 5-6 passengers per flight, no? Do you know how many of these are travelling between MBX and MUC and between MBX and ANR?
I had the impression there are more passengers than 5-6 per flight and more MBX-passengers from/to Antwerp than from/to Munich.

What is the MBX-airport doing to promote these flights and their airport besides the info on the MBX-website?
Are travelangents in Maribor-region/Slovenia in the picture? and do they 'promote' this routing or are they sending their airtravel clients for MUC and Belgium to LJU,ZAG or Austria?

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