Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Silverjet releases March performance and announces cargo capacity
The all-business-class airline sold 3,293 revenue seats in March, representing a 59% load factor. In addition, last month it began offering cargo services on its daily London Luton-Newark 767 flight. Silverjet Cargo will manage 10 tonnes of available payload outbound and 15 tonnes back to Luton. CargoOne is the GSA in the UK and Platinum Air Cargo in the US. The carrier signed trucking contracts to transfer freight from London Heathrow and New York JFK. "Silverjet's immediate plans include the delivery of a second aircraft in June and a third in November 2007. The entire fleet will offer the same potential for cargo and we plan to exploit it fully," Cargo MD Michael Meagher said.