Cologne Bonn Airport’s summer network has been further strengthened today with the arrival of Belgian regional operator VLM Airlines. Joining the German gateway’s roll call, the airline has launched new routes to Rostock and Antwerp utilising its fleet of 50-seat Fokker 50s.
“We are not only pleased to now offer our passengers two new and attractive short-haul destinations with VLM Airlines, but we also welcome a new airline to our airport,” comments Johan Vanneste, President & CEO, Cologne Bonn Airport.
With neither service facing direct competition, VLM Airlines adds the North Rhine-Westphalia airport’s eighth domestic connection as Rostock joins established links to Berlin Tegel, Berlin Schönefeld, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle and Sylt. As VLM Airlines becomes Cologne Bonn’s 31st carrier, the airline will be providing the only service to Belgium from the German airport at this time.
As Cologne Bonn celebrates the inaugural flights of the five times weekly services, the introduction of these new destinations will see an extra 1,000 weekly seats added to its capacity throughout S18.