Kansas City, Mo [April 1st, 2011] – Executives at Kansas City based MetroAir Virtual Airlines late last night issued notice of a pending aircraft deal to be signed April 1st. At 12:01 AM Metro released news that it had reached a deal with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company for an undisclosed number of long range 777-200 aircraft.
The move came unexpectedly as the airline has been known for operating it’s mainline fleet primarily with aircraft manufactured by EADS subsidiary, Airbus, since 2007. While the move is unexpected it is not unusual for the airline which has had a history of operating mixed fleet type. MetroAir recently retired a fleet of Boeing 757-200 series aircraft it was utilizing for transcontinental and transatlantic routes.
Speculation about MetroAir beginning to operate flights out of Los Angeles International airport also surfaced when an anonymous blogger posted the following image across the blogosphere early on April 1st. The blogger captioned the photo “Finally, MetroAir serves LAX”.
Calls to MetroAir’s Headquarters seeking additional information and comment were not returned.