Air Antwerp to take to the skies from Deurne

Air Antwerp, the new regional airline at Antwerp Airport in Deurne, has taken receipt of its first plane and immediately showed it off to the press.  Air Antwerp will use the Fokker 50 to organise regular flights from Antwerp soon.

The company is a subsidiary of KLM of the Netherlands and Ireland’s Cityjet.  It doesn’t yet have a licence for passenger flights, but in the meantime will carry out test flights with the aircraft that used to be owned by the Flemish airline VLM that recently went to the wall.

Air Antwerp hopes to start passenger flights this autumn.  It’s not clear yet which destinations will be serviced.