Belgian carrier VLM will be launching daily scheduled flights each weekday between Southampton (UK), Antwerp (Belgium) and Hamburg (Germany) from Thursday, 23 April 2015. Flights between Southampton and Hamburg will be linked via a stopover in Antwerp. The Belgian city is home to the second largest port in Europe and is known as a ‘petrochemical hub’, with several multinational companies investing more into their sites there. The city also appeals to tourists, with its reputation as the diamond capital of the world. Travellers can also benefit from the city’s excellent public transportation systems and can journey to the centre of Brussels in less than an hour.
Connecting Port Cities
Arthur White, CEO of VLM Airlines, said: “The addition of the new Southampton-Antwerp-Hamburg route is in response to demand from the local communities. All three destinations are respected international seaport cities as well as popular tourist hotspots so we’re very confident the route will prove successful. Southampton becomes the fourth international port city to be served by VLM, alongside Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp.” VLM Airlines now offers scheduled services to 13 destinations in seven countries, including Liège, Avignon, Nice, Venice, Bologna, Geneva, Waterford and London Luton.