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Airlines

Name: ORBEST ORIZONIA
7JetSet7 Code: IBW
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: PALMA DE MALLORCA
Country: SPAIN
Employees 562
Web: iberworld.com
Email: iberworld@iberworld.com
Telephone: +34 971 788 222
Fax: +34 971 713 184
Sita: PMIDDTY
Background
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Click below for data links:
IBW-2002-RANKINGS-TRAFFIC
IBW-2003-LEIPAX
IBW-2009-02-A
IBW-2009-02-B
IBW-2009-02-C
IBW-2009-02-D

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. TOOK OVER OPERATIONS OF PREVIOUS "(BCM) AIRLINE." FOUNDED BY GRUPO IBEROSTAR (GI), ONE OF SPAIN'S LARGEST TOURIST ENTERPRISES. MOST RECENTLY, FORMERLY NAMED "IBERWORLD." DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
EDIFICIO ORIZONIA - PARCBIT
CARRETERA DE VALLDEMOSSA, KM 7,4
E-07121, PALMA DE MALLORCA (BALEARES), SPAIN

SPAIN (KINGDOM OF SPAIN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1479, IT COVERS AR AREA OF 504,750 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 41 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS MADRID, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

JUNE 1998: 2 A320'S (V2500) (308; 314), AIR WORLD (AWA) LEASED.

AUGUST 1998: BARCELONA - GRONINGEN (A320).

NOVEMBER 1998: 2 A320'S (879; 888), (GECAS) (GEF) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1999: OPERATES TENERIFE TO HELSINKI.

SOON TO CHANGE ITS NAME FROM "IBERWORLD" TO "IBEROSTAR."

PLANS TO ADD 2 A310-300'S IN 1999 FOR CHARTER SERVICE TO THE CARIBBEAN.

HAS ADOPTED A NEW LIVERY.

2/2 ORDERS A320'S. 1 A310-324 (594), EX-TRANSAVIA (TAV), (GIE) LEASED.

APRIL 1999: STARTS LONG HAUL FLIGHTS TO CANCUN, PUERTO PLATA AND PUNTA CANA (A310-300, TRANSLUX LEASED).

139 EMPLOYEES. SITA: PMIDDTY.

JUNE 1999: 1 A320 (225, EC-HCR), EX-OMAN (OMR), ORIX LEASED, (PREVIOUSLY WITH MEXICANA (CMA), & AMBASSADOR).

APRIL 2000: 300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 61 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 115 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 59 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(agueda.garcia@iberworld.com).

OCTOBER 2000: SERVICE TO TANZANIA, AND ZANZIBAR.

DECEMBER 2000: HEAVY MAINTENANCE FOR 6 A320'S TO AIR FRANCE INDUSTRIES (AFA).

APRIL 2001: 300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 61 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 115 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 59 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JULY 2001: 1 ORDER (APRIL 2002) A330-200, (CIT) AEROSPACE (TCI) LEASED, FOR SERVICE TO THE CARIBBEAN, FROM MADRID, 338Y PASSENGERS (PAX).

OCTOBER 2001: 1 A320 (CFM56) (1576), (GECAS) (GEF) 6 YEAR LEASED. WILL TAKE DELIVERY OF 4 A320'S (CFM56) DURING WINTER, AND AT SAME TIME RETURN 3 LEASED A320'S ((IAE) ENGINES). WILL ALSO PHASE OUT, AND RETURN A310-300, WHEN IT TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS A330-200 NEXT SPRING.

NOVEMBER 2001: A320-214 (1597, EC-IAG) DELIVERY.

MARCH 2002: A320-214 (1657), (GEF) 5 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 2002: 300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 61 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 115 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 59 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: PMIFFTY. (http://www.iberworld.com).

MAIN BASE: PALMA DE MALLORCA AIRPORT (PMI).

June 2002: 1 A330-243 (EC-IDB) delivery.

November 2002: 1 A330-322 (072), ex-(LTU), (ILF) 3 year leased.

December 2002: A320-231 (225, EC-HCR) returned to Orix (OXA).

March 2003: 312 employees. SITA: PMIDDTY.

A320-214 (1130, EC-IMU), ex-Transair Sweden (TWE), (GECAS) (GEF) leased.

May 2003: 1 A320-214 (2011, EC-INZ), Boullioun (BOU) medium term leased.

July 2003: 300 employees. SITA: PMIDDTY.

(iberworld@iberworld.com).

August 2003: (LTU) takes over 100% of Leisure Cargo GmbH, Dusseldorf, as a joint venture with Swiss Cargo. Leisure Cargo, headed by Ralf Auslander, markets belly hold capacity of the combined 75 airplanes of (LTU), Air Europe (EIY), Sobelair (SBL), Belair (BLB), Iberworld (IBW), Volare (VLR), East African Safari Airlines (EFZ), and Islas Airways. The company operates from Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich with 78 subagents worldwide.

December 2003: In May 2004, Belfast - Palma de Mallorca (weekly).

July 2004: 2003 = 3.84 billion (RPK) traffic (+28.1%); 84% LF load factor; 1.43 million passengers (PAX) (+16.4%).

August 2004: Brice Manufacturing Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Timco Aviation Services (ASC), was awarded a contract from Iberworld Airlines (IBW) for interior reconfiguration of its A330-200's.

December 2004: A320-214 (1657) returned to (GEF) and leased to Ryan International (RYN).

May 2005: 407 employees (including 79 Fight Crew (FC); 137 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 59 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

June 2005: A330-343 (670, EC-JHP), CIT (TCI) leased.

November 2005: A320-214 (1767, VT-WAY), returned (GEF), leased to goAir (GOZ).

April 2006: Iberia Airlines (IBE) will inaugurate nonstop code share service with Iberworld (IBW) from Madrid to Cancun on May 1st. (IBW) will operate 4x-weekly, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, using an A330-300.

A320-214 (2745, EC-JQP), and A330-343E (833, EC-KCP), deliveries.

January 2007: 2006 = >2 million passengers.

May 2007: The parent of Spanish charter carrier Iberworld Airlines (IBW) is setting up a new Portugese charter carrier. The Orizonia Group says Lisbon-based "Orbest" (OBE) will launch operations in June using A330s. (OBE) will serve holiday destinations, including Montego Bay in Jamaica, Cancun in Mexico, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

A330-243 (461, CS-TRA), wet-leased to Orbest (OBE).

December 2007: 5 of the A320s were based in the Canaries (Tenerife South, Las Palmas and Lanzarote) and flew the charter services previously operated by Spanair (SPP) from/to Norway (Oslo; Trondheim; Tromso; Stavanger; Alesund; and Haugesund). The other 2 A320s were based at Madrid to fly to Algeria (Hassi Messaud). 1 carried Spanish tourists to the Cairo, Aswan and Luxor and the other transported personnel to the Sahara desert oilfields.

January 2008: Parent company Orizonia achieved an income of euro 2,678 million (+11.4%) in 2007 of which Iberworld (IBW) brought in euro 327 million, and carried 2.3 million passengers.

February 2008: Iberia (IBE) won 3 contracts with Iberworld (IBW) for airplane maintenance and logistical support services to be conducted at its shops in Madrid. Slated to begin this month and continue to December 2009, the 1st contract covers inspections and maintenance as well as dis-assembly and assembly of 10 (CFM56-5B)s powering A320s. The 2nd calls for (IBE) Maintenance to service (IBW) airplane components. The 3rd contract entails complete maintenance of (IBW)'s Airbus (EDS) airplanes, including overhauls, structural and interior inspections, plus modifications.

(IBE) reached a 2-year extension on its handling contract with (IBW) covering services at 41 Spanish airports.

August 2008: Opened new services to Chania (Greece) and Bamako (Mali).

December 2008: A320-214 (1484, EC-HQM), delivery.

January 2009: Iberworld Airlines (IBW) operates charter jet airplane flights to European and Caribbean destinations, as well as scheduled domestic routes and scheduled services to Havana.

Employees = 499.

(IATA) Code: TY. (ICAO) Code: IWD.

Parent organization/shareholders: Grupo Orizonia Corporacion (100%). Orizonia Corporacion is now Spain's third largest tourism group and is aiming to become even larger.

Owns shareholdings: Orbest (OBE) (100%).

Main Base: Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan airport (PMI).

Destinations: Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Dominican Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; France; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; India; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Kenya; Lithuania; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Senegal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tanzania; Tunisia; and the United Kingdom.

March 2009: A320-214 (3758, EC-KYZ), (CIT) Aerospace (TCI) leased.

April 2009: (GECAS) (GFE) delivered a (CFM56-5B4/3)-powered A320-214 (3868, EC-KZG) to Iberworld Airlines (IBW).

May 2009: A320-214 (3889, EC-LAJ), (GEF) leased.

June 2009: A320-214 (3933, EC-LAQ), (GEF) leased.

October 2009: The Spanish government will lend domestic airlines up to 600 million/$895.8 million in 2010 to 2012 in order to "avoid possible restructuring or bankruptcies," it said in a statement cited by "Dow Jones."

February 2010: Iberworld Airlines (IBW) has wet-leased one of its A330-300s to Garuda Indonesia (GIA) for the Hajj charter season.

March 2010: A330-343E (1097, EC-LEQ), (AWAS) (AWW) leased.

February 2011: A330-343E (1097, EC-LEQ), wet-leased to (PAL) Airlines (PCP) for European winter season.

July 2011: Iberworld (IBW) has rebranded as "Orbest Orizonia" linked to its parent tour operator, Spain's Orizonia Group. SEE THE NEW LIVERY ON PHOTO - - "IBW-A320-214-2011-07."

Iberworld Airlines (IBW) operates charter jet airplane flights from the Balearic and Canary Islands to European destinations, North Africa, and South America, as well as scheduled domestic routes.

Employees = 562.

(IATA) Code: TY. (ICAO) Code: IWD.

Parent organization/shareholders: Grupo Orizonia Corporacion (100%). Orizonia Corporacion is now Spain's 3rd largest tourism group and is aiming to become even larger.

Owns shareholdings: Orbest (OBE) (100%).

Main Base: Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan airport (PMI).

Alliances: Iberia (IBE).

Main Base: Palma de Mallorca (PMI).

Destinations: Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Dominican Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; France; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; India; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Kenya; Lithuania; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Senegal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tanzania; Tunisia; and the United Kingdom.

January 2012: Orbest Orizonia (IBW) is planning to lease 2 A350-900s from 2014 to replace its 2 A330-300s. It has dry-leased one of its A320-200s to GoAir (GOZ) for the busy Indian winter season.

June 2012: Orbest (Spain) ((IATA) Code: IP, based at Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan airport (PMI)) has launched its 1st long-haul leisure services from Barcelona El Prat International (BCN) offering weekly seasonal A330-300 services to both Cancún International (CUN) and Punta Cana International (PUJ) until mid-September. It typically has only served long-haul destinations from Madrid Barajas (MAD).

Iberia (IBE) was selected by Orbest Airlines (IBW) to provide maintenance for its A320 and A330 components for 3 years. The contract covers disassembly, inspection, repairs, parts replacement, assembly, testing, and certification of replaced components.

November 2012: SR Technics (SWS) won a contract from Orbest (IBW) to carry out 2 "C" Checks on its A320s at its Malta facility. The 1st airplane was inducted in October, the 2nd will arrive in January.

Fleet:
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IBW-A320
IBW-A320-2011-07
IBW-A320-A
IBW-A320-JUL07
IBW-A330-223
IBW-A330-243
IBW-A330-322
IBW-A330-APZ-EC-IDB

January 2017:

0 A310-324 (594, EC-HAL), EX-(TAV), EX-(TAV), (GIE) LSD 1999-02, RTND 2002-04.

1 A320-200 (CFM56-5B4/3), (TCI) LSD 2009-04.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (879, /98 EC-GZD "COSTA ADEJE;" 888, /98 EC-GZE "COSTA ADEJE"), (GEH) LSD 1998-12. 888 RTND 2004-10, LST (AZU). 879; RTND, LST (CQH) 2005-10. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1130, /99 EC-IMU, 2003-03), EX-(TWE), (GEF) LSD 3/03. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1484, EC-HQM), 2008-12. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1576), (GEF) 6 YR LSD 2001-10. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1578, /01 EC-HZU), (GEF) LSD 2001-10. WET-LST (BER) 2005-04. RTND & LST (SDM). 180Y.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1597, /01 EC-KEN), (GEF) 6 YR LSD 2001-11. RTND 2004-10. LST (GOZ). 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1657, /01 EC-KBQ), (GEF) 5 YR LSD 2002-03. RTND & LST (RYN) 2004-12. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1767, /01 EC-KDD), (GEF) LSD 2002-05. RTND (GEF), LST (GOZ) 2005-11. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (2011, /03 EC-INZ), (BOU) LSD 2002-04. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (3758, /09 EC-KYZ), (TCI) LSD. 180Y.

4 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (2745, /06 EC-JQP; 3868, /09 EC-KZG; 3889, /09 EC-LAJ; 3933, /09 EC-LAQ), (GEF) LSD. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (4735, EC-LLX - - SEE THE NEW LIVERY ON PHOTO - - "IBW-A320-214-2011-07"). 180Y.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1), EX-(OXA), (AFA) MAINT, RTND 1.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (308; 314), (AWA) LSD 1998-06. 308 RTND 2002-04.

1/2 ORDERS A320-231 (V2500-A1) (225, EC-HCR), EX-(OMR), (OXA) LSD, (AFA) MAINT. 225 RTND 2002-12.

1 A330-243 (TRENT 772B-60) (461, /02 EC-IDB "SABINE THIENEMANN"), (TCI) LSD 2002-06. WET-LST (APZ) 2007-12. WET-LST (OBE) 2007-05 AS (CS-TRA). 51C, 287Y.

0 A330-321 (TRENT 772B-60) (072, /95 EC-IJH "GLORIA FLUXA"), EX-(LTU), (ILF) 3 YR LSD 2002-11. RTND & LST (ONU) 2010-06. 387Y.

1 A330-343X (TRENT 772B-60) (670, /05 EC-JHP), (TCI) LSD. 387Y.

1 A330-343E (TRENT 772B-60) (1097, /10 EC-LEQ), (AWAS) (AWW) LSD, WET-LST (PCP) 2011-02 FOR EUROPEAN WINTER SEASON. 387Y.

1 A340-343E (TRENT 772B-60) (833, EC-KCP, 2007-04), 833 WET-LST XL AIRWAYS FRANCE (STU) 2010-09. 387Y.

2 ORDERS (2014-09) A350-900 TO REPLACE A330-300s:

Management:
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GABRIEL SUBIAS CANO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

EMETERIO LORENTE, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

JUAN ROS, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

JORGE AMENGUAL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

ANTONIO MOTA, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

JORGE PALMER, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR.

BRUNO CLAEYS, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

JUAN MANUEL LEON, CUSTOMER SERVICES DIRECTOR.

 
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