Windavia (Lisbon) on December 11 flew its inaugural charter flight, the shortest commercial flight in the history of continental Portugal, from Beja to Lisbon and back with the pictured Airbus A320 wet leased from SmartLynx. Windavia has four Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet and is finalizing contracts for two more aircraft.
The choice of Beja for the inaugural flight of the new charter airline was planned as the owners want to increase tourism to the Alentejo region. The carrier wants to serve Beja with flights from Paris and other French cities. The airline also plans to operate charter flights to Lisbon, Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Greek islands and northern Africa. The company is owned by Pedro Bollinger (49 percent) and unnamed Portuguese investor (51 percent).
Top Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos (all others by Windavia). Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL (msn 533) makes its brief appearance at overcast Lisbon on its inaugural flight.