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We had two VLM Airlines, and a joint AOC between Belgium and Slovenia, each with its own AOC, but VLM Airlines (Belgium) with 2 x A320’s under the old Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium AOC, which they bought and VLM (Antwerp) with 5 x F50’s? When the company is confusing, you know the business model is as well. The operation is owned by SHS Aviation (Netherlands) which is 60% Dutch owned and 40% Chinese owned and its business model was confusing as hell from the start. It is why they are now closing VLM (Antwerp), as that old VLM business model did not work before and did not work this time around either. Fokker F-50’s to London City, Aberdeen, Cologne, Rostock, Munich, Marbor and Birmingham and a planned big hub at Maribor, Slovenia from where regular flights to China would take place from, very similar to Air Belgium’s (4 x A340-300) plan to fly to China from Charleroi, and also a confusing business model, flying to China for China’s U-Tour, freighter aircraft, flights to the US, ACMI, now flying for BA, etc.? One thing you spot quickly on a start up is its focus or lack of, if it’s all over the place with its strategy, run! they are not focused, and trying to be everything and anything, is a recipe for failure everytime.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-aviation-doctor-3200a021/         RŪTA BURBAITĖ – Aerotime News Hub – 4th September 2018 VLM Airlines (Brussels) unaffected by VLM (Antwerp) liquidation       VLM Airlines (Belgium) is to be dissolved and enter into liquidation. That was the decision made by SHS Aviation (Netherlands), the majority shareholder of SHS Antwerp Aviation … Continue reading

The European Court of Justice has said that liability for delayed flights under Regulation EC 261/2004 doesn’t extend to airlines that wet lease/ACMI aircraft and crew to other carriers.

Read my regular Articles and Posts on LinkednIN:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-3200a021/       Lessors don’t count as “operating air carriers” under Reg 261, ECJ rules News – 05 July 2018 by Naomi Smith       The European Court of Justice has said that liability for delayed flights under Regulation EC 261/2004 doesn’t extend to airlines … Continue reading

The European Court of Justice has said that liability for delayed flights under Regulation EC 261/2004 doesn’t extend to airlines that wet lease aircraft and crew to other carriers. The court found that a carrier that decides to perform a particular flight, including fixing its itinerary, and therefore enters into a contract of air carriage with members of the public in the process, must be considered the operating air carrier for the purposes of compensation under regulation 261. If the purpose of the regulation is to ensure “a high level of protection for passengers”, then it is the air carrier which actually planned and operated the flight which should be held responsible for delays, the court said.

Read my regular Articles and Posts on LinkednIN:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-3200a021/     Lessors don’t count as “operating air carriers” under Reg 261, ECJ rulesNews – 05 July 2018 by Naomi Smith         The European Court of Justice has said that liability for delayed flights under Regulation EC 261/2004 doesn’t extend to airlines that … Continue reading

Air Transat to lease seven new A321neos from AeCap for delivery between 2010 and 2022 to replace its A330’s to lower costs per seat.

Read my regular Articles and Posts on LinkednIN:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-3200a021/     Airline Economics Daily – June 28, 2018     Air Transat has signed an agreement with AerCap for the long-term lease of seven new Airbus aircraft: two A321neos and five A321neo LRs (long-range). These aircraft will be delivered gradually between 2020 and 2022 and … Continue reading

Air Belgium finally flies its first flight, leases out one of its two A340’s to AF, and now wants to fly to the US, yet no GDS and operating out of Charleroi Airport? oh boy!

You can read more of my Articles and Posts on LinkedIN at:         https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-3200a021/    Air Belgium Now Wants To Start Flying To The US JUNE 20, 2018 – BY LUCKY – One Mile at a Time   Tomas’ Comment:   This is an “odd” airline to keep an eye on for sure, … Continue reading