Air Airborne today (September 9) launched operations. The first route was between Antwerp and London (City).
The airline issued this short statement on social media:
Air Antwerp is airborne. Our first commercial flights between Antwerp Airport and London City Airport have been completed this morning. Air Antwerp is proud and grateful to all who helped to make this possible.
Photos: Air Antwerp.
Air Antwerp has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The new airline has announced it will fly from Antwerp to London’s City Airport starting on September 9.
The route will be flown in a code share arrangement with KLM.
Air Antwerp will use Fokker 50s.
Air Antwerp is a new start-up airline based in Antwerp, Belgium. The new airline has added its first aircraft, the pictured Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) OO-VLS in a striking new livery.
The new airline made this short statement and issued these photos:
Our F50 aircraft, sporting the brand new Air Antwerp livery, made its way to Antwerp International Airport on July 27, 2019 for a few days of training, before heading back for final touches. With great pride we showcase some snapshots of its new attire.
The new airline is a subsidiary of KLM and CityJet. It plans to launch operations in the fall.
Air Antwerp (Antwerp) has been formed with the help of CityJet and KLM. CityJet will control 75% of the stock.
The new airline is going through the AOC process and hopes to serves at least three destinations from Antwerp Airport, including London (City) according to Travel Magazine of Belgium.
The new airline will start operations with one Fokker 50, hopefully later this year.