Flights on the Waterford-London Luton route are set to resume at the end of this month, with Belgian-based VLM Airlines to fly 12 times a week in each direction. Services to London will consist of twice-daily Monday-Friday flights, as well as a Saturday and a Sunday service. Operations began on Monday, April 27.
VLM will also operate a four times a week service from Waterford to Birmingham.
Welcoming the news, Wexford County Council Director of Services, Economic Development and Planning, Mr. Tony Larkin said ““Various Waterford-UK services have operated since 1985, and the decision of VLM to re-open these routes is a welcome boost to the entire region. Direct air services into the UK from the southeast region are hugely important from a social and economic perspective and Wexford County Council looks forward to playing it’s part in supporting these routes and promoting them to inbound and outbound passengers.
Chairman of Wexford County Council Councillor Malcolm Byrne also welcomed the announcement. “Air connectivity is hugely important to the region and this has been underlined time and again by inward investment and economic development agencies” said Councillor Byrne. “These routes will play a key role in bringing additional tourist revenues into the southeast region from the UK, especially at a time when the Eurozone is particularly attractive to UK travellers. We must also recognise that many people from Wexford and the Southeast require access to the great world city of London for business or leisure purposes so it is very good news to see that this route is once again readily accessible.
Wexford County Council Chief Executive Tom Enright has recently taken up a position on the Board of Waterford Airport, further evidence of the Council’s recognition of the Airport’s regional importance and the Council’s commitment to supporting and promoting the Airport into the future.
Bookings on the Waterford-London Luton and Waterford-Birmingham services can be made through www.flyvlm.com