Silverjet, the first British exclusively business class airline, welcomed the Kaiser Chiefs on board again this week and carried their cargo of 800kg of band equipment to New York. The 29 pieces of equipment were expertly handled at London Luton airport and were cleared through customs at New York Newark in plenty of time for the band to appear on the Conan O’Brien show that same night. This appearance marks the start of a UStour for the band which includes three key television appearances to support their newly released single “Ruby”.
Silverjet’s Boeing 767 daily flight between London Luton (LTN) and New York Newark (EWR) offers 10 tonnes of payload outbound to the USA and 15 tonnes inbound; since the launch of Silverjet Cargo in February Silverjet have welcomed many repeat customers and bookings from all over the world.
Silverjet Cargo’s General Sales Agents (GSAs) in both UK and USA; Platinum Air Cargo in the USA and CargoOne in the UK enable the service offering to include London Heathrow Airport and JFK in New York through trucking partnerships.
Silverjet, which launched in January 2007, is the world’s first carbon neutral airline and as such the extra fuel burn required to transport cargo will be factored into the equation and the price to offset the carbon will be included in the cost.
Michael Meagher, Managing Director of Silverjet Cargo said:
“Our dedicated team worked with the Kaiser Chief’s tour manager to ensure the seamless transportation of their 29 pieces of valuable band equipment. The cargo was escorted by two members of the Kaiser Chief’s team on board the aircraft and expertly handled both ends, with no delays at customs either in the UKor the USA.
We have been delighted by the bookings we have so far received and our team is currently talking to shippers in the Far East, Europe and the USAamong others, discussing how Silverjet Cargo can be a vital link in their supply chain.”