Apple's sister airline receives first plane


PHILADELPHIA -- USA 3000, the new airline owned by Apple Vacations owner John Mullen, received its first aircraft, a newly built A320, at the Philadelphia International Airport, where it will be based.

The plane is configured for 168 seats instead of the usual 180.

A second A320 is scheduled to arrive in November and will be based in Newark, N.J. The two planes will fly from Philadelphia, Newark, Baltimore/Washington and Hartford, Conn., to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.

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