Spanish airline startup World2Fly has recently announced that it has reached another milestone as it looks to begin service this year. Its first Airbus A350 has received the airline’s livery at the European manufacturer’s paint shop in Toulouse, France. The airline sees the A350 as an environmentally conscious choice for its proposed transatlantic operations.
World2Fly’s first A350
World2Fly took to Twitter yesterday to show the world its first Airbus A350. The new Spanish leisure carrier’s ‘XWB’ aircraft was greeted with sunny weather at Airbus’s French base. This made for picturesque conditions in which to showcase the plane. By the time of the aircraft’s reveal, it had also paid a visit to the paint shop.
World2Fly’s livery is simple but functional, with just enough dashes of orange and turquoise to catch the eye. According to Planespotters.net, the brand-new A350-900 will bear the registration EC-NOI. At the time of its reveal, it was wearing its Airbus test registration of F-WZHI. This aircraft had previously been an option for Aeroflot, but it was not taken up.
As well as enhancing passenger experience, World2Fly also wants its A350 to represent its commitment to sustainable aviation. Regarding the aircraft, the airline states:
“Not only has it has been designed to reduce pollution, resulting in 25% less fuel burn and fewer CO2 emissions, but it is also quieter than other aircraft and helps reduce the effects of jetlag.”
— World2Fly (@World2FlyHelp) April 2, 2021
Where will it fly?
As Simple Flying explored last December, World2Fly is a Spanish leisure airline startup with transatlantic ambitions. Its website suggests that it will connect the country with popular Latin American holiday destinations. Thus far, it has listed the following locations:
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
- Cancún, Mexico.
- Havana, Cuba.
The airline is priding itself in its sustainable and innovative approach. This will place a strong emphasis on both its environmental impact and passenger comfort. Indeed, it states that passengers “will feel on holiday before you even reach your destination.”
The A350 is, in fact, the second aircraft to don the airline’s colors. Indeed, in January this year, World2Fly revealed its first-ever painted plane in the form of an Airbus A330-300. Unlike the A350-900, this aircraft received World2Fly’s colors in Dublin, Ireland.
This aircraft also contrasts with the A350 in the sense that it is not brand-new. Indeed, Planespotters.net reports that it is over 11 years old, having first been delivered to Iberworld in March 2010. It has since flown for a hatful of largely Spanish airlines.
However, it has also seen spells further afield in the likes of Chile, Indonesia, and, closer to home, France. Its most recent spell saw it fly for Air Europa under the registration EC-LXR, which it appears that the aircraft will retain. Throughout its career, it has featured an all-economy, 388-seat onboard configuration.
What do you make of World2Fly’s first painted A350? Are you looking forward to seeing the airline take to the skies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.