Birmingham Airport to begin flights to Antwerp

Further routes to Belgium will start in February.

VLM Airlines will commence flights from Birmingham to Antwerp from 12th February. The belgian airline will operate a daily service with a Fokker 50 on weekdays. One-way fares are starting from €59 (all taxes included) and seats can be booked via

Karl Rickard, CEO of VLM Airlines stated: “VLM Airlines is very happy to connect Antwerp with Birmingham again. Antwerp is one of the largest seaports in Europe, the diamond capital of the world, the second largest petrochemical centre in the world. This thriving city is also known for its bold and diverse arts, fashion and culinary scene. A short ride takes you to other popular Belgian cities including Bruges, Ghent and Brussels as well as to Dutch cities such as Rotterdam and Eindhoven.”

William Pearson, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: “It is fantastic news that Birmingham will be reconnected with the Belgium city of Antwerp. This medieval city has something for everyone, steeped in history but also named as the country’s capital of cool. It is also known as the world’s leading diamond city. We are delighted that VLM will be operating this service.”