Skywork Airlines exits London City; Fly VLM returns

Skywork Airlines is to suspend London City – Basel from Sunday 29 October 2017. VLM Airlines returns to London City – Antwerp from Monday 30 October.

FlyVLM Fokker 50 turboprop (Image Credit: VLM Airlines)
FlyVLM Fokker 50 turboprop (Image Credit: VLM Airlines)

The great merry go round of route changes at London City continues.

Skywork Airlines is to withdraw from London City with the suspension of its route to Basel from Sunday 29 October 2017.

Any one with bookings after this date will be entitled to a full refund. Basel will continue to be served by BA from Heathrow, easyJet from Luton and Gatwick and Ryanair from Stansted. The news was confirmed in a press release last week.

On a more positive note, VLM Airlines is to return to London City.

VLM will take over London City – Antwerp from CityJet from Monday 30 October 2017. VLM will fly to Antwerp three times daily Monday – Wednesday, four times daily Thursday – Friday and twice daily on Sundays.

Flights will be operated with a 50 seat Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft and are on sale at FlyVLM.com.

CityJet suspends London City – Antwerp & Florence

CityJet has suspended its routes from London City to Antwerp and Florence from Friday 27 October 2017.

CityJet
CityJet (Image Credit: CityJet)

CityJet has once again reduced further its presence at London City Airport.  The airline has suspended its routes from the airport to Antwerp and Florence from Friday 27 October 2017.

This comes on top of suspensions to Nantes and Paris Orly as well as Rotterdam.  CityJet will continue to fly to Dublin.  It will also Amsterdam in conjunction with KLM, leaving just two regular routes.  Its summer seasonal routes to Avignon and Toulon are not currently showing as available for booking in 2018.

CityJet was the only airline to fly between London and Antwerp.  Florence is well served by year round flights by BA from London City and summer seasonal from Stansted.  Its IAG sibling Vueling also flies to Florence year round from London Gatwick and Luton.

Affected CityJet passengers with bookings after 27 October 2017 on these cancelled routes should contact either CityJet or their travel agent.