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Silverjet Announces World's First Private Terminal  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Silverjet and London Luton Airport sign ground-breaking deal to create fastest check-in, security and boarding process.

Silverjet, the first British airline to offer a low fare, exclusively business class transatlantic service today announces a deal with London Luton airport to build a separate terminal experience, modelled on a private jet facility, which will take all 100 passengers from arrival to aircraft within 30 minutes.

The first British airline to go carbon neutral will offer the first private terminal for an intercontinental commercial passenger airline, with its own security, operating between London Luton Airport and New York Newark airport from January 2007.

Silverjet has responded to the desires of international passengers for long haul flights to arrive at the airport and board the aircraft in the shortest time possible. Two years of consumer research revealed that that aside from delays, passengers' biggest gripe is the time taken to check-in, lengthy security checks, immigration and boarding experience, which frequently take over two hours.

There are no check-in desks at this dedicated private terminal facility; passengers drop their luggage with a concierge on arrival and relax at the 'Silver Lounge', where 'Seat Side' check-in will take place if customers have not already checked in beforehand via internet or telephone.

Martyn Bridger, Silverjet’s Customer Experience Director commented:

"In my 25 years of premium airline experience, I now have the opportunity to address a key issue that frequently frustrates customers: the queues and often lengthy delays at check-in."

Lawrence Hunt, CEO Silverjet adds:

"London Luton Airport is the only airport which recognises that customers want to be treated with respect and dignity, especially when they are buying a superior, premium service. We’ve created an integrated, seamless, truly fast track experience which is calming, relaxing and purges all the stress of boarding the aircraft. Airports like Heathrow and JFK in New York have become too big and too congested to cope with passenger volumes."

Take off 25 January 2007. Booking now at www.flysilverjet.com (with special launch fares from £799 return).

http://www.flysilverjet.com/Website/Press_release_2006_12_04.aspx


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

As a side note, Legend Airlines built their own private terminal at DAL in 1998. Although that wasn't an intercontinental service, it is noteworthy. The terminal cost were among the reasons cited for Legend's failure  Sad

Let's hope Silverjet achieves success!


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User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Off topic sorta, but what are the humps on the top of the fusalage right around the "E" in Legend?

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

Satellite television antenna. Legend actually had live in-seat television before any airline, including jetBlue.

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Thread starter):
Airports like Heathrow and JFK in New York have become too big and too congested to cope with passenger volumes."

Yet they fly to EWR...



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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Denver Ports of Call had their own terminal at the old Stapleton as well.

User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Is this not a massive risk they are taking?

Although no financial figures are released, this terminal will not come cheap. In addition, they have just paid out for Flyjet.

Add this to their inital startup costs, and its getting quite considerable.

I know they require all these to set up their unique selling point and establish their brand identity.

However, Eos is only running at 65% load (according to their website) and Maxjet has lost senior executives (sparking rumors of trouble), it is a far from assured market, and a niche at that.

Good luck, but I cant see the future being very bright in the short term.


User currently offlinePhilV From Germany, joined Feb 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Interesting.

The demand for a unique service prior to the fligtht seems to rise.

Just look at the first Class Terminal of LH at FRA. http://www.edeltag.de/magazin/publis...13050705-lufthansa_first_class.php

There, you have your own Limousine service that picks you up and gets you to the aircraft. (Mecedes S or Porsche Cayenne)  Big grin


User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2283 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Legend Airlines built their own private terminal at DAL in 1998

That was my very first thought when I read, "world's first...." It's too bad Legend couldn't make a go at it... the product was inventive, ground breaking and fresh. I never flew them but I looked at pix of the interior wantingly.



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User currently offlineWJ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 8):
That was my very first thought when I read, "world's first...." It's too bad Legend couldn't make a go at it... the product was inventive, ground breaking and fresh. I never flew them but I looked at pix of the interior wantingly.

As a former LC employee, it was like nothing else. The Terminal was a big investment but if you are going to try and be first you are going to have to take risks and do things the others haven't. So good luck to them.



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Title is miss leading as I believe Etihad has already started construction on their massive terminal/lounge.

User currently offlineEBBR From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Look at Qatar Airways. They build the first First and Business Class terminal in Doha. It opened on November 25th, just in time for the 15th Asian Games. A marvel in itself.

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