VLM Airlines (short for Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij, dt " Flemish Air Transport Company") is a Belgian regional airline based in Antwerp and based at London City Airport. It now operates solely in the name and corporate design sister company CityJet.
VLM Airlines was founded in 1992 and started in May 1993 on the operation of flights between the airport Antwerp and London City Airport. In 2005, the airline announced the eighth year of operation with a positive balance sheet in a row. In the same year the base in Antwerp was abandoned in favor of a new London City Airport.
In December 2007, VLM was taken over by Air France-KLM. End of May 2009 it was announced that the company will align the corporate design of the sister company CityJet. You should continue to fly under that name, which is the case in the meantime. The independent website of the VLM was dissolved.
2008 VLM was awarded by Skytrax the Worlds Best Regional Airline award (Eng. " World's Best Regional Airline ").
In March 2013 it was announced that the parent company Air France -KLM CityJet would like to sell and there is this in advanced talks with several interested parties. In October 2013, the franchise agreement was achieved with Air France and replaced by new codeshare agreement.
In December 2013, the sale of CityJet and VLM Airlines to the German Aviation Intro by Hans Rudolf Wöhrl was confirmed.
VLM combines branded City Jet mainly destinations in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg. In addition, the Channel Island of Jersey and Hamburg are served.
As of July 2013, the fleet of the VLM Airlines from eleven aircraft is with a mean age of 23.6 years: