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VLM Airlines Brand 'Good Bye'!  
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

VLM Airlines' brand and their blue-white aircraft colours will disappear off the market soon. The airline which was sold lately to Air France KLM, has been merged with Cityjet and will be re-branded as "Cityjet".

The Vlaamsche Luchttransport Maatschappij (Flemish Airtransport Company) or VLM started with a modified ex-BusyBee livery: using the yellow and black smartly as the colours of Flanders with the Flemish black lion on the tail. Later the VLM brand was restyled by Lila Design (http://www.liladesign.com) to VLM Airlines and got a blue-white-gold scheme changing the Flemish lion into the national Belgian golden lion (with a feathered tail). Now the airline will adopt the Cityjet colours soon.


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[Edited 2009-05-29 13:07:16]

[Edited 2009-05-29 13:10:57]

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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

I though AF-KL were going to keep it as a seperate airline.

Shame, I always liked VLM, will the whole VG fleet go to CityJet?

So we might actually see WX at MAN, will WX keep VG's UK domestic routes?

[Edited 2009-05-29 13:10:41]


seemyseems
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 1):
Shame, I always liked VLM, will the whole VG fleet go to CityJet?

Yes, the whole VG fleet will be rebranded and will fully merge with Cityjet. BUT Cityjet and VLM keep flying under their own operating licences.

[Edited 2009-05-29 13:21:26]

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5209 times:



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 1):
So we might actually see WX at MAN, will WX keep VG's UK domestic routes?

VG LCY-MAN is already stopped completely since end of May. Does VG serve other domestic UK routes from MAN? At least the RTM-MAN route will remain for the time being.

Shame to see VG leaving from the skies. They are definitely above average service level with competitive prices. WX can't beat that. I've heard several complaints about VG customers who now end up on shabby WX RJ85's...



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5194 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
VG LCY-MAN is already stopped completely since end of May. Does VG serve other domestic UK routes from MAN? At least the RTM-MAN route will remain for the time being.

Yeah they offer RTM and ANR, maybe they could add more routes especially as Manchester is quite an important city.



seemyseems
User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

I like VLM's livery. Now their a/c will be boring white, with that red stripe! Shame really!

User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5043 times:



Quoting OwlEye (Thread starter):
Now the airline will adopt the Cityjet colours soon.

colors? all i see on cityjet is white. what a shame.


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

For a certain period of time they even had a Bae 146 in full colours.

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Also unforgetable: the special colours for the Dutch soccer team

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

Oh dear, what a shame.

But CityJet?? Shouldn't it be CityProp

(Ok sack me now....)  Smile



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 805 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

I cant believe Air France are doing away with a great little airline with a brilliant colour scheme to merge it into Cityjet. If anything Cityjet should take on the VLM branding.

User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4884 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 9):
I cant believe Air France are doing away with a great little airline with a brilliant colour scheme to merge it into Cityjet. If anything Cityjet should take on the VLM branding.

I can't see how as CityJet has a larger fleet and is already branded in line with AF.


User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4105 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4561 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
I've heard several complaints about VG customers who now end up on shabby WX RJ85's...

There's nothing shabby about the RJ's.

All were recently aquired and had a complete cabin refit before entering service. I've yet to see one that isnt spotless inside and out.



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User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

Such a terrible shame!! A fantastic, distinctive livery going to be replaced by euro-white, with a crappy red splash thrown in as an after thought!!! it has to be the worlds most BORING livery...... ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I flew LCY-MAN last week just to experience it before it went for good. It was superb!! 2 extremy friendly crew (dutch?) sweets on take off, a tasty ciabatta ham sandwich, tea, coffee or juice (wine on request) comfy seats which tilted rather than just reclined (very nice once u got the hang of it!)

An absalutely superb UK domestic flight from a quality airline! You shall be sorely missed!!  Sad


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1760 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4380 times:



Quoting SKORD (Reply 12):
An absalutely superb UK domestic flight from a quality airline! You shall be sorely missed!!

Without sounding mean, it's a shame you didn't realise that until the end. Ultimately that was one of the problems.



Proud to fly from Manchester!
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3148 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
shabby WX RJ85's

You have obviously never flown on a CityJet RJ85 then - the aircraft are in super condition, are well maintained, and the trim is kept 'as new'. The WX service is excellent also.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4105 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3006 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 14):
You have obviously never flown on a CityJet RJ85 then - the aircraft are in super condition, are well maintained, and the trim is kept 'as new'. The WX service is excellent also.

Absolutely. Its the Fokkers that are the older technology. Although I must say I do love VG's F50's also.

But saying the RJ85's are "shabby" is simply untrue.



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User currently offlineGlobeEx From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 742 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2910 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 9):
I cant believe Air France are doing away with a great little airline with a brilliant colour scheme to merge it into Cityjet. If anything Cityjet should take on the VLM branding.

Well it ins't only about the colour scheme.... I think that this another pretty bad decision of AF/KL along the line with their current adjustment's of flying blue and others.... I can't see how branding VLM in Cityjet will improve VLM resulst in any way, rather the oposite.... I know many people who love(d) VLM and were very loyal to that airline.

GlobeEx



As you may presently yourself be fully made aware of, my grammar sucks.
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

I never really understood VLM. In this recession I suppose a lot of their aircraft were going out empty.

With this rebrand they will be able to attract a wider travelling public and fill those cabins.

At the end of the day it's all about bottoms on seats.


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