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Our History

  • September

    A new UK-based low-cost airline is founded and named freshJet. Work begins on site and plans come together for launch.

    October

    Planned launch date announced as 1st January 2011.

  • January

    Lauch is delayed.

    February

    First flight is flown from Glasgow to Belfast on board Airbus A320 G-FRSX with Harris Brandon as Pilot in Command.

    April

    freshJet reaches the 100 hour milestone with 54 flights logged. April also saw 100 flights in the one month, just two months after launch. 10,000 passengers carried since launch, despite volcanic ash disruption.

    June

    freshJet leases Boeing 757 from Skylines for the Summer 2011 season. Flights to Malta commence, followed by Larnaca and Tenerife

    August

    First promotional video released

    October

    Plans to open new hub in Manchester are announced

  • February

    freshJet celebrates one year of operations

    August

    New Training Managaer recruited

    November

    Flights to Rovaniemi, Finland and Keflavik, Iceland commence. New hub in Manchester officially opens, initially serving 8 European destinations, including the new Keflavik route

    December

    Plans to develop a new livery are revealed

  • February

    freshJet celebrates second year of operations.

    April

    New livery is finally revealed.

    May

    freshJet releases mobile website (m.freshjetvirtual.com)

    Plans to lease Boeing 757s for Summer season are discussed

    Orders are placed for two Airbus A330-300s to launch long-haul operations

    July

    Six new destinations are launched; Rome, Venice, Split, Athens, Gdansk and Budapest

    Development begins on a new website

    September

    Our first A330, G-FSZA, arrives at our Glasgow hub

    November

    New winter charters are added to Chambery and Kiruna

    New summer routes to Cancun and Las Vegas announced

  • January

    New website is revealed

    New routes to Ibiza, Dalaman and Lanzarote are announced

    Order is placed for three additional Airbus A320 aircraft

    Plans to open hub at London/Gatwick are announced, along with the subsequent closure of the Belfast hub

    February

    Flights to Riga, Stockholm, Warsaw and Berlin are announced

    May

    Gatwick hub opening delayed until July/August

    Second A330 delivered

    First of three CFM-powered A320s delivered