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VLM takes punctuality prize

Tue, 08 Apr, 2008

VLM Airlines is the most punctual airline flying between London City Airport and Amsterdam, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

The statistics showed that 77 per cent of VLM's flights on the route departed within 15 minutes of the scheduled time - a performance that KLM, British Airways (BA), bmi and easyJet could not match.

VLM's managing director Johan Vanneste said the figures demonstrated why the service is so popular with regular commuters on the route.

"Our business clientele, who traditionally represent around 80 per cent of our customer base, particularly value our high-quality service and repeatedly return to us for our consistent punctuality," Mr Vanneste explained.

Meanwhile, BA has announced plans to expand its services from London City Airport by opening new routes to Warsaw and Barcelona in May.

Last month, BA began operating daily flights to the French city of Nice from London City Airport.

Joe Evans

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