A new Spanish airline gets its first Airbus A350 as it prepares for June launch
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Brand-new airline World2fly just took delivery of the first of two Airbus A350-900 widebody jets as it prepares to debut on 19 June.
The Mallorca-based leisure carrier is leasing the plane from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to use for its planned routes from Madrid to several popular summer holiday destinations such as Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Mexico and Havana, Cuba.
Once it takes delivery of the second A350, the airline will offer the following routes for budget-minded travellers:
- Madrid (MAD) to Punta Cana (PUJ)
- Madrid (MAD) to Havana (HAV)
- Madrid (MAD) to Cancun (CUN)
World2fly will operate its A350s with a leisure-heavy single-class configuration — a total of 432 economy class seats. That makes sense, given its leisure travel ambitions and promises on its website to offer the best prices on flights to these popular destinations.
Each seat will feature its own in-flight entertainment screen. Also, even though all seats are economy class, the aeroplane will have 27 XL seats, the extra legroom seats you find at the front row of each bulkhead.
Airbus touts the efficiency of the A350 as a major selling point. It says the jet’s state-of-the-art aerodynamics and fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines account for a 25% reduction in fuel-burn and CO2 emissions compared to previous-generation twin-aisle aircraft.
World2fly is owned by the hotel group Iberostar, which owns multiple properties in Spain and the Caribbean. Industry observers say the launch of the airline is designed to help the company offer full travel packages to customers while not having to rely on other carriers.
Featured photo courtesy of Airbus.
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