About VLM Airlines

The Belgian company SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. is a subsidiary of the Dutch investment company SHS Aviation B.V.  The Slovenian company VLM Airlines d.d. is a subsidiary of SHS Antwerp Aviation. Both SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. and VLM Airlines d.d. are developing airline activities under the common trading name ‘VLM Airlines’. 

VLM Airlines operates scheduled flights on the routes Antwerp-London City Airport, Antwerp-Zurich, Antwerp-Munich and Maribor-Munich. The aircraft of VLM Airlines also perform charter, ACMI and private flights from Antwerp and other European airports. On 26th March 2018, VLM Airlines will commence flying the Antwerp-Birmingham route.

VLM Airlines employs more than 100 aviation professionals. The fleet consists of 6 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft, which are all registered in Belgium.

History

The Belgian company SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. is since September 2016 a subsidiary of the Dutch investment company SHS Aviation B.V.  SHS Aviation B.V.  is owned 60% by Dutch investors and 40% by Chinese investors. The Slovenian company VLM Airlines d.d. is a subsidiary of SHS Antwerp Aviation. Both SHS Antwerp Aviation N.V. and VLM Airlines d.d. are developing airline activities under the common trading name ‘VLM Airlines’. 

On 11th May, 2017, the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure issued an air operator's license (AOC) to VLM Airlines d.d.

From 8th August until 29th August VLM Airlines flew two seasonal scheduled routes with its Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft from Maribor (Slovenia) to two airports in Croatia, namely Split and Dubrovnik.  Aside from these scheduled flights, VLM Airlines also operated during the Summer on behalf of an Italian tour-operator flights from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Salerno) to Croatia (Bra─Ź, Split and Zadar), Greece (Corfu, Preveza and Zakynthos) and Montenegro (Podgorica and Tivat).

On 30th October 2017, after an absence of more than nine years, VLM Airlines started flying the historic route between Antwerp Airport and London City Airport again. 

On 14th November 2017, SHS Antwerp Aviation received from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority a Belgian air operator certificate (AOC) for its Fokker 50 operations. The delivery of this second AOC was a very important milestone for the company.

On 22nd January 2018, VLM Airlines started operating on the route between Antwerp and Zurich. Three weeks later, 12th February, the airline commenced flying from Antwerp to Munich and Maribor (Slovenia). VLM Airlines will open the Antwerp-Birmingham route on 26th March 2018.

Fleet

The fleet of VLM Airlines consists of 6 Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft.

All aircraft are registered in Belgium. The Fokker 50 can carry 50 passengers.