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Silverjet, the Luton-based business class only airline, is to introduce a daily overnight flight to Dubai from Sunday 18 November. Departure time is 21:00 arriving 08:30 the next day, with the return service leaving Dubai at 10:30, due in 14:45 (all times local).
Speaking to ABTN this morning (17 September), Silverjet CEO, Lawrence Hunt said: ”Dubai has attracted large levels of investment and development during recent years, with premium air traffic to the Emirate growing at 20% year-on-year.”
Passengers from Dubai can connect to the new Silverjet evening departure to Newark New York. The airline will introduce a second, six times per week service between Luton and New York on 23 September.
Silverjet says that it will become the first airline to use the 5,000 sq ft (470 sq m) executive terminal at Dubai International Airport (DXB), which is away from the busy main passenger building. The airline offers exclusive private lounges at both Luton and Newark.
Silverjet operates Boeing 767 aircraft offering 100 seats in a 2+2+2 configuration. Passengers enjoy a 30min check-in and a 6”3” (195cm) inclined flat bed. On the new Dubai route, a specially tailored service including a Halal menu, Arabic menus, Qibla service (indicating the direction of Mecca) and ladies only restroom are also part of the deal. A private chauffeur service and valet parking service is also available at both airports.
Hunt added: ”Launching a new route less than a year after our first flight took off from London Luton airport is a huge achievement for Silverjet. Today”s announcement sees the airline become the first business class only carrier to offer a non-transatlantic service and will further strengthen our exclusive business class credentials.
”Record passenger numbers reported in August is testament to a service offering that has revolutionised business class air travel. With a letter of intent secured on two additional aircraft and several other routes under consideration, we look forward to continuing to expand our operation.”