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VLM expands again with new routes, from Ireland to Italy

VLM Airlines (Antwerp) is expanding again. As previously reported, the carrier will start Rotterdam-Hamburg flights on April 13 and Antwerp-Hamburg service on April 20.

This will now be followed on April 27 with new routes from Birmingham and London (Luton) to Waterford, Ireland.

Starting on May 1 the newly revitalized airline will add four new routes from Liege, namely to Avignon, Bologna, Nice and Venice.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) OO-VLX (msn 20177) sits at Rotterdam between flights.

VLM aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Expanding VLM Airlines Route Map:

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VLM 3.2015 Route Map

VLM Airlines to expand operations in April

VLM Airlines (Antwerp) in April is launching new daily scheduled flights between Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Hamburg (Germany) and between Antwerp (Belgium) and Hamburg.

The move continues VLM Airlines’ evolution as a scheduled operator, building on the launch of an Antwerp-Geneva service last month.

Passengers will be able to choose from two return Rotterdam-Hamburg flights each weekday from Monday April 13. Twice-daily return weekday flights between Antwerp and Hamburg will begin flying on Monday April 20. Both services will utilize VLM Airlines’ fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) OO-VLJ (msn 20105) rests between flights at Rotterdam.

VLM aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Route Map:

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VLM 2.2015 Route Map

CityJet to launch new routes from Cambridge to Amsterdam and Dublin

CityJet (Dublin) has announced it will be adding two more routes to its network this year, with flights launching from Cambridge International Airport to Dublin and Amsterdam.

Operated with 50-seat Fokker 50 aircraft, flights will start on May 12. The route to Dublin will operate twice-daily during the week, and daily at weekends. The Amsterdam route will also operate twice-daily, during the week, and daily at weekends,

CityJet already launched four new routes out of Cardiff Airport this year, with routes to Paris-Orly and Glasgow starting in January, followed by the Edinburgh route which launched on March 30 and Jersey on April 17.

In other news, Intro Aviation completed its acquisition of CityJet and VLM Airlines on April 30, 2014. One change being dictated by the new owner is VLM will operate charter flights under its own name.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. The VLM Airlines Fokker 50s are currently operated under the CityJet brand but this may change under the new owners. Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 OO-VLZ (msn 20264) taxies at Nantes.

CityJet (Ireland): AG Slide Show

CityJet (VLM Airlines): AG Slide Show

Minoan Air to drop all services from Oxford on August 4

Minoan Air (Heraklion) will end all scheduled passenger services from Oxford, England on August 4 per Airline Route. This will leave Oxford without scheduled flights.

The Greek carrier commenced scheduled passenger services from Oxford to Edinburgh on March 4, 2013 and to Dublin two days later.

Minoan Air operates four Fokker 50 aircraft.

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vanderford/AirlinersGallery.com. Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) SX-BRV (msn 20199) rests between flights at the OXF sub-base.

 

The VLM Airlines brand is now gone

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

CityJet (Dublin) has repainted the last Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 of VLM Airlines. The VLM brand is now retired.

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. OO-VLI (msn 20226) was the last to be repainted. The airliner waits for its passengers at Paris (Orly).

Iceland to close two airports tomorrow due to the ash

Iceland will close two airports on Friday for the first time, a week after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace over much of Europe and stranded thousands of passengers around the world, the Icelandic aviation authority announced Thursday according to this CNN report.

The Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavík International Airport will be closed beginning early Friday morning, the aviation authority said, according to a statement on the Keflavik airport’s website.

Though the ash cloud originated in Iceland, the country’s airports have been spared from closure until now. Strong northwest winds had been blowing ash from the volcano, in the south of Iceland, out to sea and over Europe.

Two other Icelandic international airports, in Akureyri and Egilsstadir, will stay open to all air traffic, the aviation authority said. The ash cloud is not expected to reach those cities, which are in the north and east of the island nation.

Icelandair announced Thursday that trans-Atlantic passengers from the U.S. and Europe who would have stopped in Keflavik will be rerouted Friday via Glasgow, Scotland.

Icelandair said that passengers traveling to and from Iceland will have the option of being re-routed through the Akureyri airport, a four-hour drive from Reykjavík. The airline is arranging bus travel between Akureyri airport and the Reykjavík Bus Terminal.

Read the full report from CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/04/22/iceland.airport.closures/

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. The ash is now also disrupting domestic air travel in Iceland. Flugfelag Islands’ (Air Iceland) Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 TF-JMM (msn 20214) prepares to land at Stockholm (Arlanda).

Amapola Flyg is operating SE-LJY in ANA colors

Copyright Photo: Ola Carlsson. Pictured hauling mail at night is SE-LJY at Stockholm (Arlanda).

Amapola Flyg (Stockholm-Arlanda) is operating its Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) SE-LJY (msn 20259) for the Swedish Post Office in this hybrid ANA color scheme.