Silverjet, the business class only airline has ceased trading as of 30th May 2008. It had been flying to New York and Dubai from London Luton with rave reviews from passengers. However since the price of oil jumped 41% in the last 6 months many airlines have found fuel costs unbearable.
Lawrence Hunt CEO of SIlverjet says “we are very sad to announce that from 30 May 2008, we will cease operations and we are no longer able to honour flight reservations”
Can you get a refund on flights already booked ?
Silverjet say “If you have paid by credit card, we suggest you contact your credit card company from whom you should be able to obtain a refund. If you have paid by debit card or charge card please contact ATOL, Section CAA, 49 – 59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE. Alternatively, if you booked your flights through a travel agent or shipping company, please contact them for assistance”
This now means that all three business class only airlines flying out of London have folded … Silverjet joins EOS Airlines and Maxjet
What are the Business Class Alternatives from London ?
Virgin Atlantic – Virgin has been quick off the mark. It has announced special one way fares from London Heathrow to New York and Dubai for Silverjet passengers. You need to show proof of your Silverjet booking at a Virgin travel desk.
- Upper Class London to New York is £899. New York to London USD 1399.
- Upper Class London to Dubai is £759. New York to London AED4500.
Emirates Airlines fly the London Dubai route