Dutch national carrier KLM and Ireland-based regional airline CityJet are the two main shareholders behind a Belgian startup—Air Antwerp—being created to operate both scheduled services and provide capacity for others. Air Antwerp has applied for an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Belgian authorities. Its two directors are Johan Maertens, former CEO of defunct Belgian regional carrier VLM, who is CEO of the new airline; and Willem Hondius, former CEO of African LCC ...

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