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World Airways (Miami Int’l) plans to operate a fleet of around twenty Boeing B787 Family aircraft within five years, but will probably launch operations with cheaper narrowbody units, most likely Airbus A320 Family jets, director of business development Adam Weiss has told CAPA TV.
The American start-up considers widebody unit costs too prohibitive in the company early days, Weiss has explained.
“We haven’t identified anything specifically yet. But, to us, the [A320] is the entry point into the market,” he has said.
Eventually, the carrier plans to operate a mix of B787-8s and B787-9s. The start-up plans to serve long-haul routes from the United States to Asia, South America, and Europe. Its network may include secondary or even tertiary airports, particularly in Europe. In Asia and South America it may also fly to primary gateways, Weiss has explained.
The long-haul low-cost carrier had earlier indicated that it will base its aircraft out of Miami Int’l and Los Angeles Int’l.
World Airways is a new iteration of the defunct World Airways which collapsed in 2014. In late 2017, investment firm 777 Partners acquired the iconic brand’s property rights and announced its intention to relaunch it as a long-haul LCC.