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Belgian carrier VLM Airlines has ceased trading.

The airline confirmed that all flights have been cancelled and aircraft grounded.

“VLM regrets to inform that it has filed for bankruptcy, all flights have been cancelled,” the airline announced on its Twitter feed.

The airline’s official website was then shut down.

Antwerp-based VLM operated services from London City airport and operated a fleet of Fokker 50 turboprops.