freshJet Announces S14 Expansion Plans

New Routes Announced
May 2014 will see the launch of services to five new destinations in Europe and North America. Flights to Ibiza, Lanzarote, Dalaman, Las Vegas and Cancun are expected to be launched later this year from Glasgow and Manchester.

London/Gatwick Hub Announced
Last year, freshJet asked the public to decide where their new UK base should be located, to which the majority responded London/Gatwick. It has since been decided that freshJet will establish a new base there in May 2014. Initially, 2 Airbus A320s will be based at Gatwick, and will operate to Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Amsterdam, Alicante, Palma, Malaga and Tenerife South. Long-haul operations are expected to begin in July, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft to Orlando.

Belfast International Hub to Close

Despite its initial success, our Belfast base has declined rapidly in recent years and has since become our smallest hub, with only one aircraft based there. freshJet management have concluded that the Belfast hub will be officially closed in May 2014. Belfast will however continue to be served from other UK bases on domestic services, which remain popular at Belfast.

Additional Airbus A320 Order

Last month we placed an order for an additional 3 Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing the total A320 family fleet size to 11. The aircraft will be deployed alongside the existing fleet on routes from the UK to a variety of destinations.

In addition, we expect to take delivery of our second A330 prior to the S14 season.
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freshJet Opens Staff Positions

Low-cost airline freshJet is seeking new staff members as part of a re-development. The following roles are available:

- Operations Manager
- Training Director

Role descriptions and further information can be found here.

Flight deck recruitment also remains open for our Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft.

freshJet is a low-cost airline operating Airbus A319, A320 and A330 aircraft from hubs in Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester to a variety of destinations across Europe and the USA. Currently undergoing a major development programme, freshJet will expand it’s European and long-haul operations in 2014 and increase fleet size by 3-5 aircraft. As part of the development project, a new website will be released in December 2013 with both new and upgraded features, offering an innovative experience for crew and staff alike.


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freshJet Launches Long-Haul Operations

GLASGOW, UK – freshJet completed it’s first ever long-haul service on 6th October 2013 when Airbus A330-300 G-FSZA operated flight FRX701 from Glasgow to Orlando in Florida, USA. The flight marks the first long-haul operation for the airline.

freshJet placed an order for two A330-343X aircraft in May of this year to begin long-haul operations from the UK, with rumoured destinations in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The popular holiday destination of Orlando was selected to be the first long-haul destination, with plans to start flights to Cancun and Vancouver in the coming months. Long-haul flights will also be offered from Manchester.

Both aircraft are configured in a two-class layout featuring Economy and Premium Economy cabins, capable of seating 335 passengers.

In addition to new long-haul service, freshJet is keen to continue to develop its European network, where it currently operates Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, by adding a number of new destinations for the Winter 2013/2014 period.

The second A330, G-FSZB, is scheduled for delivery in late October.


freshJet and Fly UK in 757 Lease Agreement

freshJet has signed a lease agreement with virtual airline giant Fly UK for two Boeing 757-200s. The aircraft will be based at Glasgow and Manchester until the end of October replacing the regular Airbus A320 family aircraft on high density summer routes such as Tenerife, Paphos and Palma. The aircraft are also expected to temporarily appear on other European routes.

freshJet previously operated a single leased 757 in 2011, when a deal was made with Liverpool-based low cost airline Skylines.

Upon returning to owner Fly UK, the aircraft are expected to re-enter service with low-cost subsidiary Fly2.


freshJet Outlines S13 Changes

freshJet has announced the late release of the S13 programme. The changes as of 01JUL13 are as follows:

Glasgow – Belfast increase from 1x daily to 13x weekly A319
Glasgow – London Stansted increase from 4x weekly A320 to 13x weekly A319/A320
Glasgow – Jersey resumes 2x weekly A319
Glasgow – Paris CDG reduced from 5x weekly to 3x weekly A319
Glasgow – Amsterdam resumes 5x weekly A319
Glasgow – Cork resumes 4x weekly A319
Glasgow – Milan MXP increase from 1x weekly to 3x weekly A319
Glasgow – Palma De Mallorca increase from 1x weekly to 4x weekly A320
Glasgow – Madrid reduces from 6x weekly to 2x weekly A319
Glasgow – Paphos increase from 1x weekly to 3x weekly A320
Glasgow – Venice new 4x weekly A319
Glasgow – Rome new 2x weekly A319
Glasgow – Gdansk new 2x weekly A319
Glasgow – Budapest new 2x weekly A319
Glasgow – Split new 1x weekly A319
Glasgow – Keflavik 1x weekly A320 cancelled (now Winter only)
Belfast – Aberdeen 6x weekly A319 cancelled
Beflast – London Stansted reduced from 6x weekly to Continue reading


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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freshJet Reveals New Livery

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.”


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