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The first second-hand A380 lands in Farnborough (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Norwegian Turns to Hi Fly’s A380 to Meet Demands on Top Route

Passengers traveling on low-cost transatlantic airline Norwegian Long Haul on select flights between New York and London will be getting an upgrade to the Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently operating the route. Due to continued problems with the Trent 1000 engines that power the Dreamliners, Norwegian has opted to wet-lease an Airbus A380 from Hi Fly, a European wet-lease specialist. The Airbus A380 used is the first secondhand A380 in the world. Painted in a blue and white livery with “save…

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…