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

Post by sn26567 » 09 Sep 2018, 11:13

The HiFly Airbus A380 wet-leased to Air Austral collides with a jetbridge at Paris CDG

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... paris-cdg/
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Post by luchtzak » 19 Feb 2019, 21:32

Hmmm ....

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Post by luchtzak » 14 Apr 2019, 18:37

It's been a while that Hi Fly's A380 operated, but today she will fly for Air Senegal: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/hi-f ... and-dakar/

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Post by sn26567 » 28 May 2019, 22:01

HiFly brought its A380 to Stansted today, for a very special event:
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Post by sn26567 » 19 Jun 2019, 20:19

Hi Fly plans to grow its fleet to 100 aircraft over the next 10 years, including adding more A380s.

More A380s? They barely use the only one they have now.
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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

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sn26567 wrote:
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Hi Fly plans to grow its fleet to 100 aircraft over the next 10 years, including adding more A380s.

More A380s? They barely use the only one they have now.
Maybe it will be like the A340. Regular operators don't like it but ACMI operators have other variables they like more in these undesirable planes. And which other plane is suited to replace i/e a double A330 flight in one go.

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

Post by sn26567 » 02 Jul 2019, 21:02

HiFly operated A380 for Air Madagascar on 30 June (flight MD21 Paris CDG - Antananarivo) and 1 July (flight MD50 return to CDG).

It sure doesn't fly very often. Its previous "duty" was a flight to the Paris Air Show.
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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

Post by rwandan-flyer » 03 Jul 2019, 12:46

HiFly operated A380 for Air Madagascar on 30 June (flight MD21 Paris CDG - Antananarivo) and 1 July (flight MD50 return to CDG).

It sure doesn't fly very often. Its previous "duty" was a flight to the Paris Air Show.
What it's interesting, is that the A380 has served some airports, where the A380 never landed. At Dakar, Air France operated just a fuel stop during a ferry flight from ABJ to CDG. Hifly was the 1st airline to operate an A380 passengers service to Dakar

Most airports don’t have the financial resources to significantly upgrade the airport to allow for A380 operations, "in a short time".

Even if the A380 won't be a common sight in these airports, it's a good way for airports and airline ground staff, of the airline which has leased the aircraft, to acquire experience, especially in some countries, where they is a lack of skilled staff. It's a big issue, in many Africans countries.

About Air Madagascar, Air Austral (which owns 49% of stake of Air Madagascar) has brought its expertise to enable to Air Madagascar and Antananarivo Airport to enable to handle the A380, without any incidents.

https://www.newsmada.com/2019/07/02/tra ... mier-a380/ (French)

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

Post by sn26567 » 07 Jul 2019, 19:05

Today Hi Fly 9H-MIP is stealing the show in Cairo, after landing with 471 passengers onboard (full capacity), as there are no other commercial flights operated with an A380 in this airport. It operated Air Madagascar flight MD8130 from Antananarivo (charter?).
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Post by TLspotting » 07 Jul 2019, 19:34

sn26567 wrote:
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Today Hi Fly 9H-MIP is stealing the show in Cairo, after landing with 471 passengers onboard (full capacity), as there are no other commercial flights operated with an A380 in this airport. It operated Air Madagascar flight MD8130 from Antananarivo (charter?).
Due to A340 maintenance (EASA note about CFM56), Air Madagascar had to make changes on its engines...

Maybe the same for Air Belgium?
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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

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sn26567 wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 19:05
Today Hi Fly 9H-MIP is stealing the show in Cairo, after landing with 471 passengers onboard (full capacity), as there are no other commercial flights operated with an A380 in this airport. It operated Air Madagascar flight MD8130 from Antananarivo (charter?).
Africa Cup?

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

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shockcooling wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 23:06
sn26567 wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 19:05
Today Hi Fly 9H-MIP is stealing the show in Cairo, after landing with 471 passengers onboard (full capacity), as there are no other commercial flights operated with an A380 in this airport. It operated Air Madagascar flight MD8130 from Antananarivo (charter?).
Africa Cup?
Right: Madagascar - DR Congo today in Alexandria! 1-1 at half-time, 2-2 after regular time and extra time, 4-2 in shoot outs.
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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

Post by rwandan-flyer » 10 Jul 2019, 23:10

Currently flying as CRL984 (Corsair), to Abidjan, but from CDG. Corsair serves Abidjan, from Orly. Sometimes, Corsair operates flights from CDG, mostly, due to curfew at Orly, but it's very rare.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ss984

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

Post by sn26567 » 14 Jul 2019, 22:08

Another interesting mission for the HiFly A380: flying for Estelar Airlines flight ES894 from Madrid for a first time visit to Caracas, Venezuela, where there is no gate capable of handling it.

Apparently, the plane will remain based in CCS operating the airline’s flights to Buenos Aires and Madrid until the A340-300 comes out of maintenance.

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

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sn26567 wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 22:08
Another interesting mission for the HiFly A380: flying for Estelar Airlines flight ES894 from Madrid for a first time visit to Caracas, Venezuela, where there is no gate capable of handling it.

Apparently, the plane will remain based in CCS operating the airline’s flights to Buenos Aires and Madrid until the A340-300 comes out of maintenance.

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I hope for them that the rental price was pocketed before ... the first flight.

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