MAXjet, one of two all business class airlines operating out of Stansted, is to step up its services to Washington Dulles to six times weekly from Monday 15 March 2007. The airline, now one year old, flies to New York Kennedy six times per week and recently introduced twice weekly flights to Las Vegas.
MAXjet operates three Boeing 767s kitted out in a 2+2+2 102-seat configuration. Eos, also flying out of Stansted but only to JFK, is a
757 airline, 48 seats single aisle and a more up-market product. Planned for a 27 January introduction is Silverjet out of Luton, again with a 767 but this time flying to Newark, New York's alternative airport and across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
MAXjet says that it will take delivery of a further pair of 767s in the New Year and will shortly announce new routes. Speculation is that one might well be Boston but another consideration for the carrier is a doubling of the New York service. Eos has already gone twice daily.
Fares on both airlines are considerably lower than those offered out of Heathrow and Gatwick.
Image: Don't worry it is not a fire. A MAXjet Boeing 767 is ceremonially sprayed as it leaves Stansted on an inaugural flight to Las Vegas