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Business airline announced record passenger traffic

04/03/2008

Low-cost business-class airline Silverjet has announced record figures for February in terms of passenger traffic.

The British airline revealed this week that 87 per cent of its departures were on time (ie not more than 15 minutes late leaving).

Furthermore, the airline, which offers private jet experiences, also said that 8,829 of its 13,800 available seats generated commercial revenue.

"We are delighted to announce another record month of passenger statistics, with our load factor up ten per cent from January," said chief executive of Silverjet, Lawrence Hunt.

He added: "Forward bookings remain strong for both our New York and Dubai service which is further testament to the market endorsement of our product."

Official data published by the Civil Aviation Authority this week confirmed that Silverjet is, for the third consecutive month, the top on time performer on the London to New York route and the top performer on the London to Dubai route for the second month in a row.

Silverjet has a small fleet of 767's which come in a 'one class configuration'.

The airline says that it is able to offer low-cost business-class fares as it does not have to subsidise economy passengers.

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