Silverjet adds second aircraft

Silverjet has taken delivery of its second aircraft, a British maintained Boeing 767-200, from Thomsonfly Limited.After complete fit out including 100 6ft 3in beds, the aircraft will commence operations on 2 July 2007, on the London Luton to New York Newark route, adding a second daily return service. The aircraft has just successfully completed its C-check, an 18 monthly detailed maintenance check.

Financing of the aircraft has been completed, substantially within the parameters of the business plan, through a sale and leaseback arrangement with Novus Capital.

Lawrence Hunt, Chief Executive of Silverjet, said:

“We are delighted to announce the delivery of our second aircraft as we build on the success of our first 100 days of operations.

“We have again demonstrated our ability to deliver on the objectives set out at the IPO and have been taking bookings since December 2006 for our second daily return service to Newark New York which will launch on 2 July 2007 from our private terminal facility at London Luton Airport.”