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|Club Penguin AirFlights|
|Founded||May 18, 1976|
|Commenced operations||May 29, 1976|
|Frequent flyer program||Latitude Rewards|
|Airline lounge||Crosswinds Club|
|Company slogan||Connecting the Continent|
|Parent company||Club Penguin AirFlights Co.|
|Headquarters||563 Glassworthy Street, Club Penguin City|
Club Penguin AirFlights is the flag carrier in the USA, with hubs in Club Penguin City Airport and South Pole City International Airport. The airline offers more than 30 destinations and has more than 350 aircraft, which makes this airline the airline is the second largest airline in the continent. It was surpassed by SkyJet Airways in October of 2009.
- 1 History
- 2 Corprate affairs and indentity
- 3 Fleet
- 4 Classes
- 5 Livery
- 6 SnowPlan
- 7 Accidents and Incidents
- 8 See Also
Club Penguin AirFlights was started as a new form of transportation. The company started off with three Snowing 707-200s and it went from there, they served medium-haul flights around Antarctica. The airlines' first international flight was from South Pole Airstrip (former airport of South Pole City) to Neo Domino City Airfield in UnitedTerra on April 14 1988 by a Snowing 747-100, leased from a private air charter company. Soon, in the 1990s the airline added about 35 more aircraft to their fleet. They ranged from DC-8s to Snowing 747-100s. They started international flights from South Pole Airstrip until the airport was closed on June 17, 2007 by the National Air Safety Board due to safety concerns. They then stopped all service to South Pole City for two years, until South Pole City International Airport opened in 2009. The airline is still thriving and is the leading airline in the business.
Corprate affairs and indentity
The airline is headquartered at 563 Glassworthy Street in Club Penguin City. The building is forty stories high, at a height of 455 ft. The building's facade is entirely made from glass, and houses all of the airline's departments, from the executives to the dispatching offices. The building is located in the heart of Downtown Club Penguin City.
The company had many CEOs and Presidents throughout it's history,
CEO and President
The airline has had some difficulties in the past,but has been bailed out by governments sometimes. The airline had a debt of 455 million pebbles in 2009. But, was given government money from the South Pole Stock Exchange investors. The airline has faced a loss of profit in 2009, due low loadfactors in the first quarter of 2009.
The airline has had some legal issues with the FAAA, as the washrooms did not comply with standards, resulting in many complaints by passengers continent-wide. The FAAA has ordered all aircraft lavatories of the airline to be re-fitted with newer ones. The airline has also had minor legal cases as well, the most notable, CP Air Flights vs. the City of Polaris, as a Club Penguin AirFlights aircraft destroyed a cooling until on the Williams Building, while flying at a very low altitude while approaching the runway at Polaris city airport.
- PenguinConnection is a wholly-owned regional subsidiary of the airline, and is operating under a codeshare agreement by SpiritAir, National Airways and SkyUnion.
- Club Penguin Cargo Airways: Club Penguin Cargo Airways is a joint-venture opeartion between Antarctic Air Cargo and Club Penguin AirFlights as a cargo airline, which offers both scheduled and charter flights,
They currently have:
|Snowing 737-800||78||60||175||Domestic Short-medium haul||Features Buissness and CP Classes|
|Snowing 737-900ER||54||0||179||Domestic Medium-long haul||Features Buissness and CP Classes|
|Snowing 747-400||10||0||479||International long-haul|
|Snowing 747-8||23||5||501||International Long-haul||Introduced in 2011|
|Snowing 767-300ER||70||30||220||Domestic Medium-Haul||Features all classes|
|Snowing 777-200LR||30||70||320||International Long-Haul||Features all classes|
|Snowing 787-8||17||10||234||International Long-haul||Features all classes;|
|Airhail A380-800||19||2||540||International long-haul||Features all classes|
|Airhail A319-200||88||0||139||Ultra-short haul||For only regional flights.|
- Snowing 707-320 (when merged with former Penguin Chat Airways)
- Snowing 717-200 (when merged with former above company)
- Airhail 300-500
- Airhail 310-800
- 33 Airhail A350-900 Will replace all Snowing 777-200LR in 2011. The aircraft will offer inter-continental service by the airline. The airline has announced this in early 2009, at a press conference in Polaris. The airline stated that the company is the launch customer.
Prestige Class is the first class equivalent of Club Penguin AirFlights. The seats are made genuine leather, and can recline to 180°, to convert into a small bed. The seats also feature PTVs provided by TonyAntarctica and Audio by iQubo Radio. There is free beverages, snacks, meals and pillows and blankets available. Passengers traveling in this class also get SkyShop, in which penguins can buy jewelry, clothes, and make-up and well. Penguins in this class also get access to the SkyLounge, which is located at selected destinations. Baggage allowance is 25 kg.
Antarctica Class the the business class equivalent of Club Penguin AirFlights. The seats are made from geunine leather, and can recline to 170°, for a passenger's comfort. The seats also feature PTVs provided by TonyAntarctica and Audio by iQubo Radio. There are free beverages, snacks, meals, as well as pillows and blankets available. Passengers traveling in this class get limited access to the SkyLounge, and must pay before entering. Baggage allowance is 20 kg.
Penguin Class is available on all Club Penguin AirFlights routes. The seats are made from polyester and cotton, and can recline to 150°, for a passenger's relaxation. The seats also feature PTVs by TonyAntarctica and Audio by iQubo Radio. There are also free beverages, snacks, meals, pillows and blankets as well. Passengers traveling in this class do not have access to either the SkyShop, or the SkyLounge, but have free shuttles to points in selected destinations. Baggage allowance is 10 kg. There are 2 variations of Penguin Class: Penguin Plus and Penguin Lite. Penguin Plus has more legroom and the seats are bigger, with a baggage allowance of 20 kg. Penguin Lite is basically the same as Penguin Class, but the baggage allowance is 5 kg.
Their current livery has a dark blue fuselage with a white stripe running through the fuselage, with the words "Club Penguin AirFlights" written on top of the stripe in white too.
They formerly had many different liveries. During the 1960s, in the Olde Antarctica Era, they had the plain grey livery on their old DC3 planes with the word written in white and an older livery. However, as the new plane era came along, their livery changed to a full white one with a solid red stripe running through and the older "Penguin" logo.
In 1995, two new aircraft, each Snowing 737-100s were painted as the flags of UnitedTerra and the USA. Again, to celebrate 40 years, in 2002, the airline made The Anniversary Flyer, painted with gold and yellow streaks, it was a Snowing 747-400.
SnowPlan is Club Penguin AirFlights' loyalty program, which started in 2009 by the company. the company offers membership levels, which include, Executive, Diamond, Platinum and SkyFlyer. There are many rewards, by buying things at participating stores, such as TheCove. There are many flights and hotels as rewards including many flights around the continent,
Accidents and Incidents
- On January 11, 2008, Club Penguin AirFlights Flight 102, was taking off from Ternville International Airport, and crashed into a city street a few minutes shortly after take off, the aircraft was a Snowing 737-800, which was to depart from Ternville and to continue onto Club Penguin City via South Pole City. There were 120 penguins on-board and 5 cabin crew. 99 perished and 4 were injured in the incident. The incident might have been caused by electrical wires near the runways end at the time. As of 2009, those electrical wires have been moved to a safer location.
- In July 8, 2014, Club Penguin AirFlights Flight 811's takeoff was rejected from Penglanta International Airport on a charter flight. It was cancelled after Nobita Airlines Flight 234 (Clipper Anansi of the Sky) was given clearance to land. CP ignored ATC's warning and took off without warning. It thus scraped the tail of Flight 234. 1 ground staff was killed.