Silverjet has taken delivery of its third aircraft, a Boeing 767-200. The aircraft
has been owned, operated and maintained by Thomsonfly, formerly Britannia Airways,
since delivery from new.
The aircraft is a sister ship to Silverjet’s second Boeing 767-200 acquired from
Thomsonfly in April this year and is substantially the same in all technical and
After fit out, including 102 6ft 3in beds, the aircraft will commence operations in
mid-November. Silverjet will announce the route on which the aircraft will operate
shortly, following formal confirmation of regulatory approval.
Financing of the aircraft, including the majority of the modification and fit out
capital expenses, 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 third aircraft following the
seventh consecutive month of growth in our load factors which reached 80% for the
first time in August.
“Once we have had regulatory confirmation we will be in a position to announce the
route on which the aircraft will operate from our dedicated terminal at London
Luton. This is an exciting time for the business as we look to expand our operations
and continue to give air travellers an exceptional customer service experience.”