VLM Airlines who commenced services at Waterford Airport to London Luton and to Birmingham in late April have announced that they will continue these flights in the autumn/winter period with bookings now available at www.flyvlm.com through to March 2016.
The current schedule on Waterford-London Luton and Waterford-Birmingham will continue to operate until late November whereupon the winter schedule will begin and continue through to early March of next year.
The Belgian-based airline is currently flying twice-daily Waterford-London Luton services from Monday to Friday, as well as providing a Saturday and Sunday service. The Fokker 50 aircraft on the route has a capacity for up to 50 passengers. VLM also operates a four times a week service from Waterford to Birmingham.
Welcoming the airline’s commitment to maintaining their Waterford services through the
autumn/winter season, Desmond O’ Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport said: “The continuation of our scheduled passenger services on a year-round basis is a great endorsement of the experience that VLM has had on their Waterford-based routes since beginning them less than three months ago.
“The early announcement of their intention to operate the routes through the winter also allows passengers to plan ahead and – based on previous years – we would anticipate particularly strong demand over the Christmas holiday period.
“With this ongoing opportunity, it’s now incumbent on all of us in the South East to think Waterford Airport first when making our travel plans – whether for business or leisure. As I have said previously, it’s very much a case of ‘use it or lose it’. VLM Airlines is an excellent operator to work with and we look forward to continuing to partner with them and all stakeholders to promote the Waterford routes to inbound and outbound passengers at every opportunity.”
VLM Airlines’ first service was on the Antwerp-London City route. A previous winner of Regional Airline of the Year, in addition to Waterford they operate scheduled services to/from Antwerp, Birmingham, Geneva, Hamburg, London Luton, Rotterdam and Southampton.
Bookings on the Waterford-London Luton and Waterford-Birmingham services can be made through www.flyvlm.com.