Waterford Airport disappointed at VLM Airlines decision to cease London Luton route
Efforts already underway to attract an alternative carrier
June 4th 2016
Waterford Airport has expressed disappointment at the decision of VLM Airlines to cease their Waterford-London Luton service this month.
The airport has been advised that VLM flights on the route will be discontinued from June 16. However, a previously-arranged and already announced break in service will run from June 8-15.
Desmond O’Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport said: “We are obviously very disappointed at this decision and appreciate that it will have an impact on the travel plans of many people who had intended flying on the route during the busy summer period. Indeed, more than 45,000 people flew on the Birmingham and London Luton routes operated by VLM Airlines since they commenced in April 2015
“Air access to the UK and, especially, the greater London area remains the number one priority for Waterford Airport given the importance of this connectivity to the southeast region’s economy. With this in mind, we will spare no effort to attract an alternative carrier to service the Waterford-London route which has a strong and proven track record spanning more than 30 years. There is an added challenge in doing this mid-year but we will continue to work hard. We recognise the loyal support we have had from business and leisure passengers as well as other stakeholders for many years now.”