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Hi Fly welcomes 14th Airbus A330 to its fleet

written by WOFA | July 23, 2021

Portuguese leisure carrier Hi Fly has added one more Airbus A330-300 to its fleet.

The aircraft, registration 9H-HFA, is fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent engines, and has a maximum take-off weight of 242 tonnes.

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The aircraft has 249 seats in a two-class configuration – 46 high comfort business class seats with flatbeds and 203 economy seats.

Business class offers a new design of a flatbed that’s almost two-metres long when fully extended. With an updated cabin layout, each of these seats has increased privacy, individual aisle access and offers even more personal stowage, in a luxurious new cabin.

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 an individual screen, USB charging ports, and access to shared PC power points.

The A330 is the most modern and reliable family of aircraft in the sky, providing a quality solution for every route, with the operational efficiency of 99.4 per cent, the airline said.

The aircraft will also be available to customers in the cargo version, offering a volume capacity of 250 cubic metres and a maximum cargo capacity of 53,500 kilograms, with a maximum range of 11,400 kilometres and ETOPS 180 minutes.

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This combination of volume, payload, and range makes the A330 a unique product in the marketplace for the transport of cargo when the 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 the 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 with unmatched operational expertise over the last 16 years.

Article courtesy of Airlinerwatch.

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