Luxair to revive London Metropolis-Antwerp air hyperlink – Enterprise Traveller

I do know a few of you’ve got used this route prior to now and have been dissatisfied when earlier hyperlinks failed, most notably with Flemish airline VLM, and extra not too long ago Air Antwerp.

So I’m happy to tell you that this route will resume on January 16, 2023 with Luxair.

As was the case with VLM we discover the Luxemburg-based service rostering turboprop plane. On this case they are going to be Q400 plane fairly than the aged F-50s which VLM used to deploy.

Initially there can be 4 flights per week, with a fifth service (on Wednesdays) added from March 29.

Each Monday and Tuesday the flights depart at 0640 to reach Antwerp at 0840. They then return at 0915 to succeed in London Metropolis (LCY) at 0915.

On Thursdays and Fridays the timings are 1705 from LCY into Antwerp at 1905, with a return at 1945 and into LCY additionally at 1945.

Anne Doyan, LCY’s director of aviation mentioned that “Reconnecting London to Europe’s areas has been a submit pandemic precedence of ours”, whereas Eric Dumas, CEO of Antwerp airport, commented:

“We wish to supply each vacationers and enterprise travellers a tailor-made flight programme. The connection to London Metropolis can also be an iconic route for the airport.”

At this level readers may ask about Eurostar. Whereas LCY-Brussels air service ceased years in the past there stays a distinct segment for Antwerp.

The latter has no direct Eurostar service which suggests travellers should change at Brussels Midi to a neighborhood SNCB prepare which will increase journey time.

And for the return it takes longer as travellers should permit additional time for the checks at Brussels Midi.

Nevertheless flight timings might not be excellent for a few of you, through which case I counsel you combine and match your journey between air (Luxair) and rail SNCB/Eurostar).

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