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Business class airline, billing itself as carbon neutral, begins flights between London and New York

Business class airline, billing itself as carbon neutral, begins flights between London and New York

Business class only airline Silverjet, which bills itself as the first carbon neutral airline, began operating between London and New York on Thursday, offering passengers onboard services including wireless Internet and plasma TV screens.
Silverjet is also touting its check-in time of just 30 minutes and the mandatory offset contribution for carbon emissions that is included in its ticket prices.
The airline is starting with a one flight per day between London's Luton airport and Newark in New York. It plans to launch a second daily flight in July.
Return fares start at 999 pounds (US$1,927; euro1,481), with promotional flights from 799 pounds (US$1,573; euro1,209) return.
"For too long, long-haul airline travel has been associated with hassle, disappointment and environmental damage," said Chief Executive Lawrence Hunt.
Each Silverjet aircraft has 100 business class flat beds, with individual food service, personal in-flight entertainment systems and a separate ladies toilet.
The airline was founded in 2004 and floated on London's junior AIM stock market in May last year. Shares in the company were up 6.8 percent to 164.5 pence (euro2.50; US$3.25) in London trading.


Updated : 2021-03-02 14:01 GMT+08:00