Air Antwerp shuts down and ceases operations

Air Antwerp Fokker 50. Photo: © Air Antwerp

Belgian commuter airline Air Antwerp has confirmed that it is ceasing operations, in a tweet posted on Friday evening. News agency Belga had previously reported that the airline will be dissolved.

Air Antwerp operated a single leased Fokker 50 aircraft on flights between Antwerp and London City Airport, and also offered a small number of codeshare routes with Dutch flag-carrier KLM from Amsterdam to Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle.

The last flight recorded by the regional airline’s sole aircraft was on 7th May 2021. It is almost certain that the airline is shutting down due to the downturn in passenger traffic as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.