Portuguese charter and wet lease specialist airline, Hi Fly, announced today that it has added an Airbus A330-300s to its fleet, with the aircraft - msn 1779 and registered 9H-HFA - touching down at Beja airport at exactly 2.40pm local time, flown in from Malta by Commander Carlos Mirpuri.
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With comfortable interiors, warm colours and relaxed atmosphere, the aircraft seats 249 passengers in a two class configuration (46 high comfort business class seats with flat beds and 203 economy seats).
Business Class offers a new design of flat-bed that is almost two metres long when fully extended and with an updated cabin layout, each of these seats has increased privacy, individual aisle access and offers more personal stowage.
Economy Class is fitted with newly designed, slim-line seats, all with extra personal space and generous legroom for travelling comfort. Each seat is fitted with individual screen, USB charging ports, and access to shared PC power points.
All seats have installed a last generation inflight entertainment RAVE IFE System (Generation 3) from Safran Passenger Innovations. Business Class seats are fitted with a 15-inch touchscreen, whilst each Economy Class seats have their own 10-inch touchscreens.
This new A330 addition to Hi Fly’s fleet is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent engines, with a maximum take-off weight of 242 tons.
The aircraft will also be available to customers in the cargo version, offering a volume capacity of 250m3 and a maximum cargo capacity of 53.500kg, with a maximum range of 11.400km and Etops 180 min.
This combination of volume, payload and range makes the A330 an unique product in the market place for the transport of cargo, when availability of freighters is not enough to cover the market needs. As a modern jetliner with advanced Airbus technology that includes fly-by-wire flight controls, this A330-300 wide-body offers a highly capable platform for cargo flights.
Speaking about this addition Hi Fly President, Paulo Mirpuri, said: “We are happy to be able to welcome this Airbus A330-300 into our fleet and to keep offering latest airliners to our customers. The move to this state-of.the-art aircraft reflects the company’s commitment to fly modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly. Our goal is to offer our customers what they expect: safe, punctual and reliable operations, all while at the same time keeping pace with our sustainability concerns.”
Hi Fly is the largest aircraft wet lease specialist in the world, EASA and IOSA certified and FAA approved, with AOC’s in Portugal and Malta, and licensed to operate globally. The airline operates a large fleet of all Airbus aircraft, Airbus A320, A330 and A340, available for wet lease and charter, passengers and cargo, on short, medium and long-term contracts, worldwide. Customers include airlines, governments, tour operators, freight forward companies and private individuals and the military. This is Hi Fly’s core business and has been developed over the last 16 years.