The Club A380 has a new member
Now it is ready. The Portuguese Wet-Lease specialist has an Airbus A380 in the fleet. Hi Fly is the 14. The operator of the super Jumbo.
You can count on three hands. 13 airlines in the world to fly the Airbus A380: Air France, Asiana, British Airways, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International. Now a 14. .
Hi Fly has on Thursday (5. July) the first super-Jumbo officially taken over. The Airbus A380 with the serial number MSN 006 came from Singapore, via Abu Dhabi to Malta. There, the machine gets the colors of the Portuguese Wet-Lease specialist. Currently it comes in White.
A second A380 will follow
Hi Fly had confirmed last December, two second-hand A380 purchase. The aircraft was ideal for the customer, "a long-range aircraft with a Premium interior tracks, and between airports with few Slots need," said company boss Paulo Mirpuri at the time. Many airlines were reluctant to take on a A380 complete. Now you can rent him for the high season together with the Crew of Hi Fly.
Hi Fly least two of the A380, formerly flew for Singapore Airlines. The first machine was formerly known as the indicator 9V-SKC, and is now registered as 9H-MIP. You will be leased by the leasing company, Doric. You hold on to the plans to take this year the second A380, Mirpuri to aeroTELEGRAPH.
Fewer seats than planned
The first A380 of Hi-Fly will have, contrary to the first announcements of three classes with 471 Seats. Economy Class and First Class are housed in the lower deck, Business Class in the upper deck where more Economy seats. It is the Seating, which had already been adopted by Singapore Airlines. Originally it was planned that two classes with 560 seats.
So far, the fleet of Hi Fly, and its Maltese subsidiary consists of A321s, five A330, seven A340. In order for the Portuguese to fly for various airlines to Wet-Lease. Already you have ordered in addition to the modernization of the fleet of ten A330 Neo.