This is how the first aircraft of the new Spanish airline looks like World2fly, It’s about a Airbus A330-300 registration EC-LXR and its paint job was done in Ireland. This airline is a project of the Iberostar hotel company, which will begin operations this year. World2fly will be directed by Bruno Claeys, former director of Evelop Airlines.
This Airbus A330-343E registration EC-LXR has the serial number 1097, is almost 11 years old, making its first flight on February 19, 2010, granting it the test registration F-WWKL. It has a capacity for 388 passengers and is powered by two Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 engines.
Curiously, its first operator was the defunct airline Iberworld (later known as Orbest Orizona Airlines) which was also founded by Iberostar in 1998 with the registration EC-LEQ. Later the airline had several operators among them: PAL Airlines Chile, Orbest Orizona Airlines, XL Airways France and Air Europa.
The A330 was delivered to World2fly on January 1 of this year. Although as we commented here in Transponder 1200 the airline estimated to initially operate a Airbus A350, this aircraft was incorporated temporarily to later be replaced by the A350. The first destinations that World2fly will operate will be: Cancun, Cuba and Punta Cana.
The plan to create a new airline is to reinforce the operator of tours Spanish. And despite the fact that we are in the middle of a severe crisis, the pandemic will not stop their expansion intentions, so they expect the airline to be 100% operational to be able to meet the demand for the next summer season 2021.
Grupo Iberostar, who is the creator of this project, is a multinational company based in Palma de Mallorca in Spain founded in 1986. This consortium has several divisions such as Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Iberoservice, Iberostate and Iberostar Club.
Vuelo: DUB-BCN-Landing RWY 02
Date: 12/01/21, 16: 17Z @spottersbcnprat
Plane flying to BCN after painting with livery of the new #world2fly Welcome! pic.twitter.com/hol5BFcSyP
– Tomás Méndez (@DXelprat) January 12, 2021