Belgian start-up airline Air Antwerp has received its air operator certificate (AOC) from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority and announced its first route.
Similar to its predecessor VLM Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in 2018, Air Antwerp will operate a fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft. The regional airline will be based at Antwerpen’s airport and commence operations with its first route from Antwerpen to London City Airport on September 9.
Air Antwerp has already signed a codeshare agreement with KLM, which is one of two shareholders. In addition to the flag-carrier of the Netherlands, CityJet is the second shareholder with 75%.
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