Extrajet wants to establish itself at Antwerp Airport
The new airline Extrajet wants to establish itself at Antwerp Airport. The fleet of the newcomer currently consists of 1 Embraer E170. The company wants to focus on destinations in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. The airline is an initiative of James Thorpe. The British entrepreneur has been starting up Extrajet since 2015.
With the Embraer E170, Extrajet can carry up to 78 passengers. The operation will initially be conducted under the AOC of Maleth Aero. In this way, Extrajet can keep start-up costs low. Extrajet focuses entirely on the business market. Thorpe expects business air traffic to grow strongly again after COVID-19. Destinations will be flown in twice a day from Antwerp Airport. The objective is to achieve a minimum occupancy rate of 50%.
Growth for Antwerp Airport
Antwerp Airport is pleased with the arrival of Extrajet. At the moment there is only a scheduled service from Antwerpen Airport to London City. This is offered by Air Antwerp. In addition to the scheduled service, TUIfly is active on a number of tourist routes to destinations around the Mediterranean Sea.
(c) Photo: Embraer – E170