AIR FRANCE KLM announces acquisition of VLM Airlines
Air France-KLM today announces it has reached an agreement on the terms to acquire VLM Airlines, a subsidiary of the Dutch company Panta Holdings B.V.
VLM Airlines is one of Europe's leading regional carriers catering principally for business travellers. The company operates a fleet of 18 Fokker 50 and one BAE 146 aircraft. London City Airport is the hub for the majority of its flights and therefore VLM Airlines will actively cooperate with the regional carrier CityJet, a 100% subsidiary of Air France, already operating out of London City Airport.
Mr Geoffrey O'Byrne-White, CityJet's Chief Executive, commented: "We see this as a great opportunity to expand and to offer an optimal product to our customers. Both networks are highly complementary and the new combined network will link London City with major European business and financial centers.
Johan Vanneste, Managing Director of VLM Airlines, said: “I’m very excited that VLM Airlines will be part of the Air France–KLM group. The cooperation with CityJet will create value for our customers, as this transaction will ensure them access to the largest number of destinations from London City Airport. The strengths of the Air France–KLM group will provide the necessary support to take the development of VLM Airlines to the next level.”
The financial details of the transaction are not disclosed.
Naomi Dulfer, Press & PR Manager, Air France UK
Get in touch.
For more on media relations.
For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132
External Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132
Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163
Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.
Paintings by Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn will be on display at London City Airport from this weekend http://t.co/LhxyAkn98s
Hi Alex - we advise you to contact your airline @SwissAirLines
as they will have more information in regards to your flight.
Hi Ken, according to our systems BA8726 to EDI is due to depart as scheduled.
Hi we have just replied to your email. thanks
Hi It would be best to contact your airline before you travel to the airport or watch the website for...
Hi Raj,unfortunately not at present but we will pass on your feedback to our sales director to consider.Thank you for tweeting us.
Hi Stuart,if you could email us at online@lcy
.co.uk with your question/s,we will have security reply back to you.
: Anyone see GATE8 at London City Airport this morning? Helping those "Road Warriors" who were catching the "Red Eye" http:…
Hi Stuart, thank you for tweeting us. How long were you waiting for ? We have made security aware and will record your tweet
Thanks for the kind tweet Bev! We're pleased to hear that you are happy with our service. Have a great weekend.
Great champagne offers now available at Aelia Duty Free! For more info see http://t.co/pOvUX9to9b
Calling all travellers! Win an exclusive limited edition airport luggage tag, ReTweet to enter. #lcycomp http://t.co/kr6BIp3hr5
Test your ski skills at Chamonix this winter! Located a few hours away from Geneva airport,book flights from £195 rtn http://t.co/AKeHjpV0Yx
Looking for a challenging skiing resort, a lively #après-ski scene with a bustling town feel? Discover #Chamonix here http://t.co/1WfC1EDi8L
Hi Trisha! That's fantastic. a new record ? Thank you for tweeting us #welikefeedback
#Davos is one of the world’s longest established ski resorts with its skiing rated among Europe's best, read why http://t.co/VBE4a1fw6i