Start-Ups Start-Up carrier World2fly receives new Airbus A350
Spanish Start-Up airline World2fly has received its first aircraft, a new Airbus A350-900 XWB.
French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has delivered the first airframe for newly founded long-haul carrier World2fly. The Spanish airline was brought into the world by hotel company Iberostar and this first A350-900 will be used for routes to holiday destinations.
World2fly will be having its base on the Balearic island of Mallorca but operations will begin from Spain´s capital city Madrid. The airline is expected to operate with two A350 XWBs in total. Both aircraft will be leased on a long-term partnership from company Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
Regarding the delivery, Matthew Stevens, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Air Lease Corporation, commented: “We are delighted to deliver our first of two new A350-900 aircraft to our new customer […] ALC is pleased to help launch World2Fly with new A350-900 aircraft and we are confident the A350-900 will help distinguish World2Fly in the marketplace.”
The first aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, which make flying more sustainable through needing less fuel. As World2fly plans to commence with low-cost operations, the aircraft´s cabin is equipped to accommodate 432 passengers in a single-class layout.
At first, World2fly will be operating routes from Madrid to destinations like Cancun in Mexico, La Habana in Cuba or Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The carrier seeks to have its market share in the Madrid long-haul segment, in which other airlines operate, too.
Airbus´ A350 XWB is one of the most modern long-haul aircraft in the world. State-of-the-art aerodynamical advantages, a carbon-fibre fuselage and wings and the efficient Trent XWB engines allow airlines to burn less fuel during operations. Furthermore, the travel experience will be enhanced for passengers through a newly designed cabin.
To date, Airbus has received over 900 orders for its A350 XWB family from nearly 50 customers around the world. The Family consists of three variants. The A350-800 is the smallest configuration, the A350-900 the most popular one and the A350-1000 can seat the most passengers.
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