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VLM Airlines to commence services from London City Airport to Nantes

26/03/2009

VLM Airlines will bring Western France closer to the heart of London with the start of services from London City Airport to Nantes from 27th April.

Flights from London City depart at 08h25 arriving at 11h10 on weekdays and Saturdays, and 17h45 arriving 20h30 on weekday and Sundays. Return flights from Nantes depart at 07h45 arriving at 08h30 on weekdays and Saturdays, and 17h30 arriving at 18h15 on weekdays and Sundays.

The 100-minute flights will be operated by VLM Airlines’ Fokker 50 aircrafts, offering a choice of Business and Economy Class services. Economy Class passengers will be served 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 will benefit from a range of additional benefits including enhanced meals, newspapers, fully flexible tickets and increased baggage allowance.

Johan Vanneste, Managing Director of the London City network for CityJet and VLM Airlines says: “Our award-winning service is well known by travellers using London City Airport and we’re pleased to be offering them greater choice with the start of this new route.”

Passengers using this service can check in at London City Airport just 15 minutes prior to departure (hand luggage only – 20 minutes with hold luggage). The airport is conveniently linked to central London via the Docklands Light Railway, with services to Bank taking just 22 minutes, and to Canary Wharf just 13 minutes.

Passengers travelling on this route will benefit from the advantages offered by Flying Blue, the loyalty programme of Air France – KLM.

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