freshJet Announces A330 Orders

GLASGOW, UK – freshJet has announced an order for 2 Airbus A330-300 aircraft to operate longhaul services from 2013. The aircraft will be based in Glasgow and Manchester to operate long-haul services. Although not confirmed, destinations may include Orlando, Vancouver, Cancun and Dubai.

The aircraft will be configured in a 2-class configuration with a seating capacity of 335 passengers.

CEO Iain Robb had this to say:
“While it’s a tremendous challenge moving into the long-haul market, I feel that the time is right and that our long-haul destinations will be a tremendous success for the airline as we can offer yet more new routes to our passengers. Our two-class configuration on board is a unique product for us as a low-cost carrier which we hope will help to make us stand out in the low-cost market. Passengers will have the choice between Economy and Premium Economy products and we hope that the latter will help to establish ourselves as a high-quality airline.”

The initial delivery is expected in August 2013.

Summer 2013 will also see more expansion for freshJet. New services to Gdansk, Venice, Split, Budapest, Athens and and Rome will also contribute to our continuing success in the European short-haul market.

“Our new European routes for Summer 2013 will only contribute to further success for us. Our new routes allow us to expand further into Eastern and Southern Europe, including both holiday destinations and city break opportunities.” added CEO Iain Robb.

These new services begin in May 2013.

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