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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MANCHESTER, UK - freshJet are proud to finally reveal our new livery, fresh from thepaint shop at Manchester Airport, UK, painted on one of our Airbus A320 aircraft.
This is the first time that the livery, announced in late 2012, has been revealed to the public. The new paint scheme is to be painted across the fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. All aircraft are expected to be repainted by early May, in time for the introduction of the summer schedules.
The summer schedules will feature new destinations for the airline as we expand further throughout Europe. CEO Iain Robb had this to say:
“I am delighted to finally reveal the long-awaited new livery and cannot wait to see it painted across the rest of our fleet and ultimately see it appearing at new airports across Europe when we released our summer schedules in May.”
freshJet has opened a position for Fleet Painter to take on the honours of painting our yet-to-be revealed new livery for 2013. The livery will become the face of the airline, painted across our Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft which operate on all of our services across Europe from our UK hubs in Glasgow, Manchester and Belfast.
The painter will be responsible for the painting of the new livery but in addition will also be welcomed as part of the staff team, earning them the opportunity to take part in future projects such as the design of special liveries, logojets and even naming an aircraft. Additionally you will have the opportunity to contribute in decision making by having your say, whilst being entitled to all the other advantages of being a freshJet staff member.
The applicant must be able to provide evidence of previous work which must be entirely their own work (however not necessarily including the design)
To find out more, visit our careers page.
New Hub in Manchester
On November 18th 2012, freshJet opened it’s hub in Manchester, the third in the UK. Initially, two aircraft will be based here, one Airbus A319 and one Airbus A320. Both aircraft will be used on a variety of routes to Europe including Paris CDG, Palma, Tenerife, Belfast and Glasgow. Keflavik, Iceland was recently added to the route network and will also be served from Manchester, initially operating on a once-weekly basis.
Iain Robb, CEO said the following:
“I am extremely pleased to finally launch our new hub at Manchester. Not only will this allow us to expand our domestic network, but also allow us to expand to more profitable destinations throughout Europe.”
“I hope that the new hub will bring great success to the airline and will become a popular choice among both pilots and passengers.”
A third and perhaps fourth aircraft are expected to be added next year.
The Winter 2012/2013 schedules have been released and published. A variety of ski and winter sun destinations are available from our hubs in Glasgow, Belfast, and now Continue reading
freshJet has welcomed aboard it’s new Training Manager Andrew Smith. Andrew will help to develop the freshJet Pilot Training Programme which will train new and existing pilots on our Airbus A320 family fleet.
A current PPL student, Andrew also has fixed-base A320 simulator experience as well as a wide knowledge on the aircraft and plenty of experience on it in flight sim.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed Training Manager here at freshJet. I can?t wait to get started and contribute to what is already a successful airline. The prospect of working in the management is really exciting and one that I take on board with great pride. I am thoroughly determined to bring the best out in myself and the airline and I look forward to the challenges ahead”.
We wish him the best of luck with the company.
On February 25th 2011, Harris Brandon pulled back on the sidestick as his
Airbus A320, G-FRSX, rotated off of Glasgow Airport’s runway with 153 passengers on board bound for Belfast. One year later, we have successfully operated over 450 flights, reached 1000 hours and carried nearly 70,000 passengers across a total distance of over 300,000 miles. We would like to congratulate all the crew at freshJet on this excellent achievement.
“It’s been an exciting 12 months and I’d like to say a big thank you to all the freshJet pilots who put in the time and effort to make us who we are today. I’d like to thank all of the staff members who made it all happen, and who also had the time to put in the hours to contribute to the airline and I hope we can keep up the efforts to keep us going in the future.”
Iain Robb, CEO.
Glasgow, SC | October 9th 2011 - Winter 2011 Schedules
We are now working on our Winter 2011 Schedules and they are expected to be ready for the end of the month.
We are currently seeking highly-skilled training staff for conducting exams, lessons and maintaining the pilot training program as well as handling pilot documents. For more,visit the Careers section of our website.
New Hub Under Consideration
We are currently looking at opening a new hub in England. We are currently considering Manchester, Newcastle and East Midlands. This will be our second destination in England, along with London/Stansted, from which we fly to Glasgow and Belfast.Routes are yet to be decided for the new hub.