World Airways has announced plans to become “the first U.S. wide-body long haul carrier”, flying (presumably) from Miami to Latin America and from LAX to Asia. The airline is in talks to purchase ten Boeing 787 Dreamliners, a modern fuel-efficient aircraft with long-range capabilities.
Ed Wegel, Founding CEO of World commented, “World has a rich and storied history dating back to 1948. It was once the world’s largest independent charter airline, and served the US military and other clients with great distinction for many years.
Today, we are proud to begin preparations to launch scheduled operations from the US to Asia and Latin America. We will be partnering with low cost, short haul carriers in the US and in the regions we serve to provide connecting traffic to and from our initial planned gateways. We plan to announce our new brand look and feel within the next few weeks, under the direction of our Founding CMO, Freddie Laker.”
No starting date has been announced.