Kansas City MO – Kansas City based MetroAir Virtual Airlines announced today at a press conference in London, United Kingdom to announce the airlines plans for the 2012 Olympic s and their future operations in and out of the capital. After many years of operating out of Gatwick airport, the airline today announced that they are planning to switch their daily flights from the USA to London Heathrow. This will coincide with the airline’s plan to operate a 2nd daily service from BWI to London during the month of July and into August while the London 2012 Olympics take place.
The 2nd service will begin operation on July 13th and will be operating on a specially painted B777-300 between BWI and Johannesburg via London Heathrow. For this period the usual flight to Johannesburg via Dakar will be temporarily suspended.
July 13th will also see the 1st operation of the A330 from Ontario into London Heathrow. However the usual A330 service from BWI will continue to operate to Gatwick until August 17th when the B777 will return to its normal operation via Dakar. This will then see the A330 from BWI switch to London Heathrow. The airline’s CEO, Matthew Calsada had this to say; “Metro Air are very pleased and honoured to be able to operate into London Heathro. Heathrow is one of the worlds busiest international airports and its close proximity to the centre of London is ideal for our business travellers and tourists to be able to commute quickly and easily to their hotels and meeting venues. It is equally exciting to be able to begin this operation in time for the Olympics which will see millions of visitors to the area to see one of the best international sporting events in the world.”