BRITISHJET is the UK's fastest growing airline, providing low cost travel with great service to destinations worldwide. Our main hub and base is London Stansted airport with a secondary hub at Manchester.

We also have aircraft bases at:

Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Athens, Larnaca & New York Stewart International. 

Since launching operations in 2012, BRITISHJET has grown its network & capacity by over 75% and achieved major milestones.


  • 2012 - Launched flights as SimplyFLY airlines from Manchester & Leeds

  • 2013 - Introduced Airbus A330 & doubled long-haul destinations served

  • 2013 - Re-branded as GBAIR

  • 2014 - Established new base at London Stansted

  • 2014 - Introduced the Airbus A380 Super-Jumbo

  • 2015 - Introduced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

  • 2016 - Introduced the Boeing 737-700 to replace Airbus narrow-body fleet

  • 2017 - Introduced the Boeing 737-MAX to replace Airbus A321 & Boeing 757

  • 2018 - Re-branded as BRITISHJET

major milestones

  • Launched direct trans-Atlantic services from regional UK airports

  • Launched services to Sydney

  • Launched direct UK to Honolulu services

Airbus A380

GBAIR is one of only 2 UK operators of the double deck super-jumbo


To connect our London Stansted hub with regional & intermediate destinations in Europe & beyond - We operate a fleet of Boeing 737-700 & 737-MAX 8 aircraft.

More than 60 routes from London are now available with regular, well timed services making it easy to connect to our extensive network of destinations.


On our intercontinental fleet we offer Economy or Business class cabin options, on our Airbus A380 aircraft there is also a Premium Economy Cabin. We have stripped back the Economy Class product to offer only the bare essentials - this way you only pay for the things that matter to you!  This is how we can offer great value for money airfares to amazing destinations. During your flight, Drinks & Snacks can be purchased in Economy Class - & on flights over 8 hours there is even a Complementary hot meal!

more UK airports

We also offer direct services from Manchester, Bristol, Belfast International, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow & Edinburgh - alongside our main hub at London Stansted.

You can connect to London Stansted and our wider network with daily flights from many UK airports - these services are operated by Regional Airlines on behalf of BRITISHJET.

new aircraft

We operate one of the youngest fleets of long-haul aircraft in Europe, the average age of our entire fleet is just 7 years old.

To remain efficient and offer our passengers the best product available, we are introduced a total of 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft - delivery of the new aircraft commenced in March 2015 and concluded in 2017. These aircraft enabled us to launch new services & replace our Airbus A330 aircraft fleet.

We also invested in our narrow body fleet,  a fleet of new Airbus A321-S Enhanced aircraft joined us in 2015. These aircraft replaced Boeing 757 operations at our London hub & allowed us to add new routes to destinations in the Middle East & Africa.

In 2018, the Airbus A321 fleet was returned on expiry of leasing contacts. The Boeing 757 and Airbus A321 fleet was replaced by brand new Boeing 737-MAX 8 aircraft.