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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 02:30 GMT 03:30 UK
Luxury airline set for take-off
An all-business class luxury air service is to be launched between Essex and the USA.

New American carrier Maxjet Airways will begin services between Stansted Airport and New York on 1 November.

The airline will be operating one flight every day apart from Saturday and fares will start at 599 one way, excluding taxes.

All passengers will get business class seats and will have pre-take off drinks and multi-course meals.

The airline plans to increase its Stansted-New York frequency and to add additional transatlantic routes.

Maxjet's chief executive Gary Rogliano said: "Maxjet was founded to bring greater value to the intercontinental market by connecting key business cities with a high-quality, low-fare business class product.

"It was also designed to appeal to the savvy traveller with luxury amenities for all passengers and the highest standards for comfort, service and value."

The move follows the creation by Eos airlines of another service aimed at business passengers from Stansted.

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