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Platinum Airways in Festive Mood

PlatinumHoHoHoPlatinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, is in festive mood this December. Destination of the Week will be visiting four airports that are associated with special traditions: looking after our children in the festive season. Ho Ho Ho’s culmination is Platinum’s traditional Christmas flight out of Santa’s home airport in Finland.

Four years after our first Ho Ho Ho series, Platinum Airways is revisiting special treats for children in Santa’s month as they are celebrated over the world. On 6 December, Belgium and the Netherlands have Sinterklaas, the bearded saint dropping presents for kids through chimneys. As Sinterklaas resides outside Madrid, Spain, our first Ho Ho Ho (2) DOTW is LETO – Madrid’s Torejon Airport. Amu Navruz is Iran’s version of Santa, and that’s why our second DOTW is Teheran’s OIIE – Khomeiny Airport. Next, we’ll be paying tribute to Flying Santa on the US East Coast with a visit to KHMT – Hemet-Ryan Airport. And we end the series with our traditional Christmas DOTW: Santa’s HQ near EFRO – Rovaniemi Airport.

As per usual, each DOTW comes with official charts for each airfield and links to add-on scenery when available. It concludes with a video selection with real-world approaches, ground traffic 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.  

For more information, please visit www.platinumairways.org or mail info [at] platinumairways.org.

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