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An Emirates A380 lands in London (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the aircraft will now be added to the fleet nearly a year beforehand. “We’ve come to an agreement with Airbus to bring forward the delivery of our remaining A380 orders and…

Hi Fly Drops A380 Operations

Three years ago, Hi Fly started operating an Airbus A380 as part of its charter fleet. The Portuguese carrier, through its subsidiary in Malta, acquired the aircraft that previously was operated by Singapore Airlines. Doric Asset Finance, the real owner of the A380, completed the adaptation process and delivered it…

Hi Fly Announces Intention to Retire Airbus A380

Hi Fly, the Portuguese charter carrier, has announced its intentions to retire its sole Airbus A380 aircraft by the end of the 2020 calendar year. The carrier has operated the aircraft since July 4, 2018 on a lease from Doric Aviation. The airline has decided to not renew its lease,…

Pakistan International Airlines Announces Resumption of England Flights and Hi…

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced that they would be operating a leased Airbus A330-900neo aircraft in order to operate flights to England. The airline will lease the aircraft and crews from Hi Fly on a wet-lease agreement. The Karachi-based carrier normally operates Boeing 777 family aircraft on flights to England. …

Hi Fly A380 Circumnavigates the World Delivering Medical Supplies

Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 arrived Monday in Beja, Portugal after four days flying around the world. The aircraft made stops in Tianjin, China and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 31,047 kilometers (19,292 miles) route took the A380 over Northwest Europe, crossing countries like Spain, France, Germany, Norway and Estonia, before…

Hi Fly Becomes First Second-Hand A380 Operator

Hi Fly has received the first second-hand Airbus A380, inaugurating a new era for the aircraft, as it had never been operated by a second company after the first leasing contract has ended. The announcement gives the A380 a new hope, as it comes weeks after German company Dr. Peters said it…

Hi Fly to Introduce First Second-Hand A380 by Mid-Year 2018

Portuguese charter operator Hi Fly will become the first company to wet-lease a second-hand Airbus A380, by taking one of the five Singapore Airlines A380s which have already been retired. The intention, according to Hi Fly, is to operate two aircraft, starting with one by mid-2018. The aircraft configuration will…