I used to use the KLM uk service and then the VLM service from Manchester and the VLM service from Liverpool to London City quite a bit at the time. It was all on Fokker 50s and at the time busy services. I think what killed them off was massive speed improvements by rail to London. Then all VLMs problems followed after that.Didn’t VLM run the route for a number of years?
or they could be using larger aircraft, which is the case with some routes.So the drop in movements is greater than the drop in passengers. You can put a positive spin by saying aircraft are leaving fuller which hopefully is leading to better financial results for all the airlines routes.