World Airways Update
The newly resurrected World Airways aims to become the first US long haul low cost airline and commence operations in 1Q2019. Backed by a Miami-based private equity firm, World Airways plans to operate five aircraft within its first year and 20 aircraft with five years. The 787 is its target aircraft but the start-up is looking to initially launch with two A320s, potentially the new A321neoLR variant. In this interview, director of business development Adam Weiss discusses the fleet and network plan as well as branding, product positioning and the need to work with short-haul airlines to provide feed.