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VLM Airlines offers new route from Antwerp to Frankfurt

16th March 2009 Print

Starting 4 May 2009, VLM Airlines will operate three flights per day between Antwerp and Frankfurt using a Fokker 50 aircraft. The airline will offer flights in code-share with Air France.

With the opening of the new route between Antwerp and Frankfurt, two major economic cities are now connected with each other.

Johan Vanneste, Managing Director of VLM Airlines, stated, “We will cooperate with Air France on the Antwerp-Frankfurt route. From May 2009, we will be operating three flights per day”.

“Frankfurt is the second most important financial centre in Europe. Since the European Central Bank established its seat there, the importance of Frankfurt as a financial centre has only increased. A direct connection with Antwerp offers a lot of perspectives. The opening of our third destination from Antwerp is of great importance to Antwerp International Airport, which once again can play its trump card of being a comfortable and fast gateway to major European cities.”

Frederic Kahane, General Manager of Air France for Belgium and Luxembourg, added, “This code-share agreement is the first clearly visible form of cooperation in the Belgian market since VLM Airlines became a member of the Air France-KLM Group. The agreement will allow passengers of both Air France and VLM Airlines to do business in a comfortable way without having to spend a night in Frankfurt”.

“In addition, Antwerp International Airport offers free parking. A passenger needs only 15 minutes from the car-park to the aircraft, including check-in and security check. The huge time savings for the time-conscious business traveller is precisely the strength of a regional business airport such as Antwerp."

Frankfurt is VLM Airlines' third destination out of Antwerp, following London City Airport and Manchester.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy complimentary light meals on board all flights, along with coffee and tea served on real china and a choice of alcoholic beverages. Business Class passengers enjoy a range of additional benefits including enhanced meals, newspapers, fully flexible tickets and increased baggage allowance. The flights are operated with Fokker 50 aircraft equipped with comfortable leather seats. The flight duration is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Timetable (local time)

Antwerp – Frankfurt

Depart 09:05 AM – Arrive 10:25 AM
Depart 03:50 PM – Arrive 05:10 PM
Depart 08:25 PM – Arrive 09:45 PM

Frankfurt – Antwerp

Depart 06:45 AM – Arrive 08:10 AM
Depart 01:40 PM – Arrive 03:05 PM
Depart 05:55 PM – Arrive 07:20 PM

For more information and reservations, visit

The new route can be booked as from Tuesday 17th March 2009.