Airbus A380 Joins Hi Fly Fleet

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 9, 2018 10:22

Airbus A380 Joins Hi Fly Fleet

Hi Fly, the widebody, wet lease specialist, has received its first Airbus A380.

Paulo Mirpuri, Hi Fly President and CEO said: “We welcome the arrival of the Airbus A380 in our fleet and we are extremely happy with the market reaction so far on this new availability in our wet lease product offering. The A380, besides being the largest and most comfortable airliner in the world, is a star and the preferred aircraft from a customer experience perspective, including double first class suites, lounges, extra-large business class seats and individual IFE at each ergonomic economy seat. Most important for Hi Fly, the A380 minimizes environmental impact thanks to its reduced fuel burn that generates the lowest carbon footprint per seat for aircraft in its category. I recall sustainability is a top management ongoing concern, we want to continue our growth path in a responsible way, protecting our future generations.”

This first A380 will be operating worldwide and will is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, with 471 seats distributed between three classes. The main deck has the first class for 12 passengers and economy class for 311 passengers while the upper deck has business and economy class seats carrying 60 and 88 passengers respectively. In a high density version, the aircraft can carry up to 853 passengers.

Hi Fly’s A380 is equipped with technology and what it calls “truly luxurious” cabin interiors. Each seat will have its own in-seat IFE system by Panasonic eX2.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 9, 2018 10:22