Belgian regional carrier VLM Airlines is to begin operating services on the Waterford-Birmingham route as from April 27, complementing the airline’s recently announced Waterford-London Luton route commencing on the same date.
Passengers will be able to choose from daily return Waterford-Birmingham flights, four times a week on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, using VLM Airlines’ fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft.
Arthur White, CEO of VLM Airlines said: “Adding the Waterford-Birmingham route to our expanding network is another example of VLM listening to what passengers want. With these new scheduled flights, we are continuing to focus on business and leisure travellers, providing them with fast, practical connections between the cities.”
Desmond O’Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport said: “We are delighted that VLM will continue the highly successful Birmingham service which has operated at the airport for many years. The provision of this service will further enhance VLM’s arrival at Waterford and reinforce its presence in the airport’s surrounding catchment in the south east of Ireland.”
Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham Airport commented: “This new four-times weekly service between Birmingham and Waterford is a welcome addition to our existing network of flights to Ireland. Due to the strong links between the two regions and the choice offered to passengers, allowing them to return the same day, we’re confident this new route will prove to be very popular with the business and leisure market.”