Platinum Airways Visits Budget Airlines Focused Airports


Platinum Airways, the very virtual Open Skies airline, is visiting four airports that are focus cities or hubs for low-cost airlines. The Budget Destination of the Week series takes pilots to Schönefeld, Fort Lauderdale, Tan Son Nhat International and William P Hobby Airports.

Platinum Airways’ June theme of Destination of the Week is all about budget airlines and their hubs and/or focus airports. The series starts at Schönefeld Airport (EDDB), still Berlin’s secondary airport that focuses on low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair. The second budget DOTW is Fort Lauderdale (KFLL), the largest base for Spirit Airlines and JetBlue. Budget airport #3 is Tan Son Nhat International (VTTS) near Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), a hub for Jetstar Pacific and VietJet. We conclude Budget with a visit to William P Hobby Airport (KHOU) near Houston, TX, focus city for Southwest.

As usual, DOTW offers charts to be downloaded and links to scenery files. A selection of YouTube videos usually contains flight deck and ground views with landings and departures.

About Platinum Airways:
Keen to deliver on its mission to keep the fun in the hobby, Platinum Airways is probably the only virtual airline to combine an Open Skies policy, allowing its pilots to fly any mission of their choice with the aircraft of their choice at the time of their choice, with a strategic hub network. The carefully selected hubs, Newark (KEWR), Dallas-Fort Worth (KDFW), Vancouver (CYVR), Perth (YPPH) and Brussels (EBBR), should be attractive to a global membership. In addition, Platinum Airways offers its pilots an often cheeky Destination of the Week, Military and Cargo. Sticking to the KISS principle (Keep It Straight and Simple), Platinum Airways hosts an active forum and a screenshot of the week competition, with the winner providing the main picture on its home page for the next week.

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