World2Meet, the Spanish tourist group division under the Iberostar Group, is jet-setting its long-haul airline off for broader destinations as World2Fly inaugurates flight operations between Madrid and Orlando. Interestingly, the inaugural flight service was only marketed as a package through travel agency , specifically Spanish agency New Blue.
From Spain to Walt Disney
World2Fly’s direct flight brings passengers to Orlando’s Sanford International Airport, where they begin their nine-day package program, including airport transfers to land destinations, selected theme parks, confirmed hotel stays, and insurance alongside assistance. And on the day of the inaugural flight, all families that boarded received a special welcome pack to commemorate the exciting, magical journey they were about to embark on.
The world capital of amusement and theme parks, Orlando was the perfect new and first-ever US destination in World2Fly’s route network. Walt Disney World Resort was undoubtedly the main highlight of the nine-day selling program. Passengers would have been pleasantly surprised at the And within the busy summer travel season when school’s out, there’s no better time for World2Fly to fly to Orlando.
In the words of Bruno Claeys, the Chief Executive Officer of World2Fly:
“We are very excited about this first flight. Orlando is our first destination in the United States. When we designed our route plan, this city in central Florida was mandatory due to its great power of attraction to enjoy as a couple, with friends, And as a family. We are excited to think that, thanks to World2Fly, we are bringing travelers closer to fulfilling one of their dreams: letting go of the child in all of us. “
The inaugural flight service was marketed through travel agency and not yet in the airline’s reservation system. Photo: Getty Images
The high-peak schedule
Using its sole Airbus A330-300 aircraft capable of transporting 388 passengers, World2Fly used the aircraft registered as CS-WFP for the inaugural flight. The 12-year-old Airbus A330 is coincidentally the singular aircraft in the airline’s Portugal division and was more used After taking off from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport on July 8th at 14:58, the inaugural flight landed in Orlando at 17:30
Currently, the flight service to Orlando is only being marketed through Newblue until July 15th. From then till July 22nd, World2Fly plans a new direct flight service schedule between Madrid and Orlando, and the tickets will be sold through all national travel intervention. Still, the Spanish transatlantic carrier is looking to only bring this flight service out during the high-peak season, considering the package mainly entails attractions more suited for families and smaller leisure groups.
|Flight number||Departure time||Arrival time||Dates|
|2W 5624 (MAD –SFB)||14:30||17:55||08/07 to 15/07|
|2W 5625 (MAD –SFB)||—||10:15 +1||15/07 to 22/07|
The Airbus A330-300 used in the inaugural flight was passed on from World2Fly to World2Fly Portugal, which means that World2Fly might use its couple of Airbus A350-900s for the remainder of the Orlando flight schedules. Photo: Getty Images
Possible use of the Airbus A350s
While it remains uncertain why World2Fly did not use its own Airbus A350-900s, the possibility of the Spanish carrier using them for the remainder of the schedule remains high since it is pretty much the only aircraft type left in the fleet. World2Fly currently does not have any manufacturing orders for additional aircraft, and it is unclear if it is pending any deliveries from lessors. It would seem that amid its transatlantic route expansion, the airline can only rely on both its Airbus A350s.
With the center objective of making passengers “feel on holiday before you even reach your destination,” It would be interesting to see what would be the next transatlantic destination to pop up on World2Fly’s route network. Given that the summer season is ending soon, the airline might be aiming to transport passengers to snow-filled cities such as Alaska for snowboarding and ski resorts.