The Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly will acquire two used Airbus A380s.
Both superjumbos are currently stored at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport in southern France, after Singapore Airlines had decided not to extend the leasing contract with DS Aviation. At the moment, the planes are registered as 9V-SKA (MSN003) and 9V-SKB (MSN005) and painted in white.
Hi Fly’s first Airbus A380-800 is scheduled to join the all-Airbus fleet in June this year, it will be wet-leased to other airlines, Hi Fly tells AIRLIVE.net. The first aircraft has a Maltese registration (9H-MIP), which means it is likely going to be operated by subsidiary Hi Fly Malta.
The airline becomes the 4th European and first Portuguese operator of this aircraft type.
Hi Fly is taking delivery of its first Airbus A380, the world’s largest and most spacious airliner. The arrival is a major event for the Company, making it the 1st Portuguese and the 4th European airline operating the model. #Hifly #hiflyairline #a380 pic.twitter.com/JQpLUO8Sx4
— Hi Fly (@hifly_airline) April 5, 2018