Silverjet looks at more long-haul routesAirline could fly to India and China

05 June 2007

 

A plane in the sky

Business class airline Silverjet is looking to expand its routes and could fly to destinations as far afield as India, China and the west coast of the USA.

The airline, which flies daily between Luton and New York (Newark), has announced it’s expanding its fleet with the acquisition of two Boeing 767-200 aircraft.

Both aircraft have a range of over 6000 miles but no announcement has yet been made as to what routes these two aircraft will operate on.

Silverjet says it has 30 routes under consideration and has also confirmed that from late July it will introduce a second daily service from Luton to New York.

Business Class

Lawrence Hunt, Chief Executive of Silverjet, said the company was on track to have ten planes operating within three years.

He added: ‘These aircraft have the more powerful engine type which will enable us to fly to destinations in India, China, South Africa as well as the West Coast of the USA with 100 passengers from our unique terminal facility at London Luton Airport. 

‘We have received fantastic feedback on our award winning business class product including three travel industry awards.’

Each Silverjet aircraft has 100 business class flat beds, with individual food service, personal in-flight entertainment systems and a separate ladies toilet.

There is also a free passenger pick-up from London Luton Parkway station, while the terminal at Luton boasts a luggage concierge service instead of a check-in, as well as free wireless internet access, plasma screen televisions and drinks.