KANSAS CITY, MO – MetroAir Virtual has released details of how 11 refurbished Boeing 757s will be utilized in the upcoming months. MetroAir Virtual is currently set to begin receiving their 11 new Boeing 757s starting November 1st at a rate of one per week. Initial plans are to deploy the 757-200 aircraft on some existing routes which warrant equipment increases as well as on routes which frequently see weight restrictions.
MetroAir’s nonstop service to Santiago, Chile from Fort Lauderdale will be downgraded from an Airbus A330-200 to a Boeing 757-200, while Fort Lauderdale to Brasilia, Brazil and Baltimore to Manaus, Brazil will be increased to a Boeing 757-200 from Airbus A319s. Additionally, Chicago to Dublin, Ireland will receive an extra 3x weekly service on a Boeing 757-200, on top of the current daily 757 service.
In line with continuing international expansion over the past year, MetroAir has announced four new routes. MetroAir will begin nonstop service to Zurich and Warsaw from Chicago-O’Hare, as well as nonstop service to London-Heathrow from Boston and MetroAir’s Midwest hub, Kansas City. Flights from Chicago to Zurich and Warsaw, as well as Kansas City to London-Heathrow, will be operated on Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
“We’re growing and adding flights in important transatlantic markets,” said Chief Operatinfg Officer William Hogarth, “We want to give our passengers a wide variety of possible destinations and we’re thrilled to be able to do that.”
Lastly, MetroAir’s newest Boeing 777-300ER, subleased from Kenya Airways, will be replacing an Airbus A330-200 on the Baltimore to London-Heathrow route.
The start date for each flight change/new service is listed below (all flights daily unless otherwise noted):
KFLL-SCEL, A332 -> B752
KFLL-SBBR, A319 -> B752
KBWI-EGLL, A332 -> B77w
KORD-EPWA, A332, 3x weekly
KORD-LSZH, A332, 3x weekly
KORD-EGLL, A332, 1x weekly additional frequency
KBWI-SBEG, A319 -> B752
KORD-EIDW, B752, 3x weekly additional frequencies