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Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

Post by sn26567 » 04 Apr 2018, 19:02

HiFly (Portugal) plans to acquire the first of two ex-SIA A380s, serials 003 and 005, in 2Q 2018.
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sn26567 wrote:
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HiFly (Portugal) plans to acquire the first of two ex-SIA A380s, serials 003 and 005, in 2Q 2018.
Based at BRU?

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pitrixplanespotting wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 21:06
sn26567 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 19:02
HiFly (Portugal) plans to acquire the first of two ex-SIA A380s, serials 003 and 005, in 2Q 2018.
Based at BRU?
Why not? The A380 gates will be available!

But HiFly aircraft may be based at many places.
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Re: Airbus A380 news

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sn26567 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 23:41
pitrixplanespotting wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 21:06
sn26567 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 19:02
HiFly (Portugal) plans to acquire the first of two ex-SIA A380s, serials 003 and 005, in 2Q 2018.
Based at BRU?
Why not? The A380 gates will be available!
But HiFly aircraft may be based at many places.
It's going to be too expensive as back up for most of our carriers, me thinks:
HiFly says the first Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered aircraft will arrive in mid-2018 and will be operated “worldwide”, with a 471-seat configuration. This includes 399 seats on the main deck with 60 business-class and 12 first-class seats on the upper deck – the configuration used by Singapore Airlines.

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Hi Fly, first ACMI company to wet-lease the Airbus A380

Post by luchtzak » 05 Jul 2018, 12:58

Hi Fly proudly received today its first Airbus A380, the world’s largest and most spacious airliner. The arrival is a major event for the Company, making it the 4th European airline operating the model, the 14th global operator and the first leasing airline to fly the aircraft.
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The Hi Fly A380 will go to its Maltese subsidiary under registration 9H-MIP.
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The Hi Fly A380 will go to its Maltese subsidiary under registration 9H-MIP.
Hi Fly says that less than 24 hours after it presented its A380 at Farnborough, it has agreed to the first wet lease contract with an undisclosed "well established European carrier". The aircraft will be flying long-haul sectors during summer period with possible extension.
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Post by sn26567 » 23 Jul 2018, 16:43

Hi Fly flight 5M380 arrives today at Beja Airport at 17:00 local time. It will be the first time in history that the Airbus model A380, the biggest commercial aircraft in the world, will visit Portugal.
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Hi Fly flight 5M380 arrives today at Beja Airport at 17:00 local time. It will be the first time in history that the Airbus model A380, the biggest commercial aircraft in the world, will visit Portugal.
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Hi Fly says that less than 24 hours after it presented its A380 at Farnborough, it has agreed to the first wet lease contract with an undisclosed "well established European carrier". The aircraft will be flying long-haul sectors during summer period with possible extension.
The "well established 'European' carrier" seems to be African after all. Air Austral, from Reunion Island, plans to wet lease an A380 from Hi Fly from August or September 2018, flying between Reunion and Paris. The superjumbo will replace the carrier’s B787 undergoing maintenance. No doubt which aircraft the passengers will prefer!
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Post by DIBO » 30 Jul 2018, 18:42

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The "well established 'European' carrier" seems to be African after all.
Hmmm... not very accurate, if I may say so....
Réunion, part of 'La République', part of the European Union and, something not every European country/ region can claim, also part of the Eurozone.
But indeed, based 9000+ km from Brussels, 'Air Austral' doesn't exactly cross ones mind when thinking about a 'European carrier' :)

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 30 Jul 2018, 19:00

Haha, some might call you "pedantic", @Dibo, but to me you are only stating fact and thus totally correct. Well done indeed! (as I recently said to another "pedantic", too :) )

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 01 Aug 2018, 11:20

You're beaten, Air Austral. On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Hi Fly’s A380 will be operating a charter flight on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Larnaca, Cyprus. The A380, which has the tail number 9H-MIP, just flew positioning flight DK4504 from Beja (BYJ) to Copenhagen (CPH).

It will operate DK1102 at 13:00, replacing an A321!

https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-thomas-cook/
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sn26567 wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 17:05
Air Austral, from Reunion Island, plans to wet lease an A380 from Hi Fly from August or September 2018, flying between Reunion and Paris.
First rotation on 24 August: UU979 RUN-CDG 23:40-08:55+1 A388
Return on 25 August: UU978 CDG-RUN 17:00-06:00+1 A388

But in the meantime, after the two return flights for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, the A380 will fly for Norwegian on the LGW-JFK transatlantic route (flights DI7015/6), starting tomorrow.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norw ... -york-jfk/
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 03 Aug 2018, 15:16

sn26567 wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 21:58
sn26567 wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 17:05
Air Austral, from Reunion Island, plans to wet lease an A380 from Hi Fly from August or September 2018, flying between Reunion and Paris.
First rotation on 24 August: UU979 RUN-CDG 23:40-08:55+1 A388
Return on 25 August: UU978 CDG-RUN 17:00-06:00+1 A388
Hi Fly's A380 will fly for Air Austral from 14 August until 9 September, while the airline's Boeing 787 undergoes maintenance.

- Hello Hi Fly, this is Austral. Would you have an aircraft on lease for 300 passengers?
- This Hi Fly. It's high season now, we only got an A380 at x $ per hour, plus y $ per nautical mile. Is that OK? You should decide fast, because I have many demands.
- This is Austral. I guess we don't have a choice. Let it come!
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by globetrotter » 03 Aug 2018, 19:03

sn26567 wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 17:05
sn26567 wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 17:38
Hi Fly says that less than 24 hours after it presented its A380 at Farnborough, it has agreed to the first wet lease contract with an undisclosed "well established European carrier". The aircraft will be flying long-haul sectors during summer period with possible extension.
The "well established 'European' carrier" seems to be African after all. Air Austral, from Reunion Island, plans to wet lease an A380 from Hi Fly from August or September 2018, flying between Reunion and Paris. The superjumbo will replace the carrier’s B787 undergoing maintenance. No doubt which aircraft the passengers will prefer!
Its Norwegian https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2018/

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 03 Aug 2018, 19:19

globetrotter wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 19:03
sn26567 wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 17:05
sn26567 wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 17:38
Hi Fly says that less than 24 hours after it presented its A380 at Farnborough, it has agreed to the first wet lease contract with an undisclosed "well established European carrier". The aircraft will be flying long-haul sectors during summer period with possible extension.
The "well established 'European' carrier" seems to be African after all. Air Austral, from Reunion Island, plans to wet lease an A380 from Hi Fly from August or September 2018, flying between Reunion and Paris. The superjumbo will replace the carrier’s B787 undergoing maintenance. No doubt which aircraft the passengers will prefer!
Its Norwegian https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2018/
No, it was Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Read the above posts ;)
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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

Post by luchtzak » 09 Aug 2018, 21:02

Norwegian is now charging its premium passengers $400 for an upgrade to the A380 suites.

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