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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 would strip two A380s for parts after failing to find an airline willing to keep them flying. “it is a very proud moment for Hi Fly. The Airbus A380 is…

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…