VLM Airlines Tops Punctuality Chart

19th Jul 2004

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reaffirmed VLM Airlines’ reputation for punctuality, with its monthly audit for April 2004 at the UK’s ten key airports putting the airline once again at the top of the chart. Over 93% of all VLM Airlines’ arrivals and departures were on time in April (figures released 12th July).Ê Destinations served by the airline from London City Airport include Manchester, Liverpool, Antwerp, Brussels, Luxembourg, Rotterdam, and most recently Jersey.


This figure is considerably ahead of other UK operating airlines, of which the second most punctual airline in the CAA’s April audit is Eastern Airlines (89.98%), third is SN Brussels (88.34%), fourth Ryanair (87.26%), and fifth EasyJet (84.74%).Ê Throughout 2004, VLM Airlines has scored consistently above 85%, also considerably ahead of its major competitors.Ê


VLM Airlines’ UK Regional Manager Titus Johnson comments: “Punctuality is at the heart of our business model, reflecting the business traveller’s number one priority, particularly on routes into London City Airport.Ê We are continually striving to better our record for on-time arrivals and departures, and with April’s figures showing over 97% for our Rotterdam and Antwerp routes, we are clearly succeeding.Ê Even our new link from Liverpool has scored an impressive 89.5%.”



He continues: “We are particularly proud of our performance in comparison to our major competitors. That’s why business travellers choose VLM Airlines and London City - the airport that’s closer to the heart of London.”



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