Transatlantic boost for Stansted
A PREMIUM-class transatlantic airline operating out of Stansted Airport is putting on more flights to cope with demand. Eos, which flies from London to New York, launched its double daily service on Friday .
A PREMIUM-class transatlantic airline operating out of Stansted Airport is putting on more flights to cope with demand.
Eos, which flies from London to New York, launched its double daily service on Friday . The company has reported strong forward bookings for September flights, with reservations running 62% higher than the previous three month average.
The airline offers a personalised service on its specially adapted Boeing 757, which has just 48 seats, allowing each passenger a lie-flat bed “suite” with 21 sq ft of space and guaranteed aisle access.
Its standard return costs £2,750, and service includes a curbside escort service through “fast-track” check-in.
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“Our design and focus on making international travel easier, more convenient and comfortable is what drives the strong demand we see for our service,” said Eos Airlines founders David Spurlock.
“With only 48 guests per flight, we can deliver the best on-time performance of any transatlantic service and offer superior speed and ease in getting through the airports. Now, with additional flight options, we're furthering the flexibility and choice we provide our guests.”
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The company says it leads all transatlantic carriers in on time performance, and has not cancelled a flight or lost a bag. The process is eased through its curbside escorts who help departing and arriving guests through the airport, it says.
The twice-daily service is on six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, and operates between New York's John F Kennedy Airport and London Stansted. Departures from New York are at 7.15pm and 9pm, arriving in London at 7.40am and 9am respectively. Flights leave Stansted at 10.40am and 7pm, arriving at 1.25pm and 9.45pm respectively. On Saturdays, there is one flight.
“JFK departures allow a full day in both cities, with the best full night's sleep across the Atlantic following a gourmet meal in the departure lounge, while London Stansted departures uniquely maximise your daytime hours,” said Mr Spurlock.
“The morning flight from London also allows you to hold a business meeting in the Eos Suite and arrive in New York mid-day, while the evening flight offers the option to relax and recharge at the end of a busy work day.”
* LOW-COST Central European airline SkyEurope, which flies out of Stansted, is celebrating its fifth anniversary by offering 250,000 tickets free of charge except for taxes.
The airline, which flies from Stansted to Bratislava, Krakow and Poprad in Slovakia, is celebrating carrying a record number of passengers in August at almost 350,000.
The promotion starts on Tuesday, September 12, and ends on Sunday, September 17, and are available for flights between October 1 and December 15, and from January 10 to February 28.