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Luton service to be re-instated at Waterford Airport by VLM

Waterford’s air connection to London Luton Airport will be restored on Monday, April 27th after Belgian carrier VLM Airlines was unveiled as the new service provider for the south east’s regional airport.

VLM, which was founded in 1993, will fly 12 times a week in each direction, and will also operate a four times a week service between Waterford and Birmingham.

Waterford Airport Chief Executive Desmond O’Flynn was understandably pleased with the news.

“With a great track record of operating charter flights and providing air services to other airlines, VLM is now growing its own scheduled route network,” he said.

“We are particularly pleased that Waterford-London Luton and Waterford–Birmingham are included in this development.

“The load factors on our UK services have always been healthy and there’s every reason for optimism that VLM’s Waterford-London Luton service will be a great success for the airline and for the airport.”

Mr O’Flynn added: “Air connectivity is hugely important to Waterford and the surrounding southeast region. This has been underlined time and again by inward investment and economic development agencies…

“For those from the southeast taking a city break, the great world city of London is once again readily accessible. The arrival of VLM Airlines is very significant to Waterford Airport but also to the wider community that we serve.”

VLM Chief Executive Arthur White said his company are “very confident that there is a sustainable demand for reliable and convenient air services between the south east and London and Birmingham”.

Mr White added: “Direct air services into the UK are obviously very important to Waterford and the southeast region from a social and economic perspective. We will be working hard to promote the route for outbound and inbound passengers to Waterford and believe passengers will respond positively.”

Bookings for the new service (twice daily Monday to Friday flights as well as a Saturday and a Sunday service) are already being taken online via

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