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Liverpool loses London link

London and Liverpool could lose their only air link after the current operator revealed it was planning to cancel the service.

According to the BBC, VLM plans to suspend its service between London City Airport and Liverpool's John Lennon Airport on July 1st because falling passenger numbers meant the route was "no longer sustainable".

Recently, the airline had scaled down the service to just two daily flights due to a lack of demand.

The route was reintroduced in 2004 after Liverpool businesses said that it was vital for their continued success. However, the poor sales meant that VLM had no choice but to cancel the service.

Johan Vanneste, managing director of VLM Airlines, explained to the BBC: "As an independent company which receives no subsidies, we have to ensure that all of our routes are commercially viable."