MIAMI – Newcomer in the Spanish market, World2Fly (2W), owned by the hotel chain Iberostar, is starting big by putting on line two Airbus A350-900. The first one, registered as EC-NOI, was delivered on June 9 from Airbus’ Toulouse (TLS) facilities.
The aircraft, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), will be deployed on long-haul services linking Madrid (MAD) to summer vacation and leisure destinations comprising Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana (PUJ), Mexico’s Cancun (CUN), and Cuba’s La Havana (HAV) cities where Ibeostar owns more than 30 hotels.
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Iberostar, which owns and operates 120 hotels distributed among 19 countries, is based in Palma de Mallorca (PMI) where 2W was created in December 2020 as a clear sign that the owning group believes in early recovery of leisure travel.
According to the French AirMag, the reason behind the creation of an airline by a hotel group is to have the possibility to sell full packages – hotel+flight – while being independent of air carriers. No actual date for the start of services is yet available except that the March deadline announced in December could not be met.“ALC is pleased to help launch World2Fly with new A350-900 aircraft." Matthews Stevens, Assistant Vice President Marketing at ALC Click To Tweet
ALC has expressed its satisfaction for being part of the creation and launch of the new airline and this was stated by the declaration made by Matthews Stevens, Assistant Vice President Marketing at ALC that said, “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.”
Featured image: Worlf2Fly Airbus 350-900 EC-NOI taking off from Toulouse as a Test Flight. Photo: Mathieu Majal/Airways