The most famous Airbus A380 in the world has its end announced by Hi Fly


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The Portuguese airline Hi Fly announces today, November 3, that it is planning to eliminate its Airbus A380 from the fleet at the end of the lease term, still in this year of 2020, after almost three years of successful operations worldwide.

Despite having only one unit in its fleet, the two-story giant of the Portuguese leasing company has become perhaps the most famous A380 in the world, since, being the only model of the model on the market available for rent, it ended up becoming responsible for landing for the first time at many airports never before visited by the jet.

The decision not to extend the agreed initial lease period came, according to Hi Fly, as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, which drastically reduced demand for very large aircraft.

The company belongs to the very exclusive club of only 15 airlines that have already operated the A380, the largest passenger transport aircraft of all time.

Hi Fly A380 Not Too Late For Coral Reefs
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Avião Airbus A380 Hi fly
Image: Hi Fly

Above all, the iconic jet registered under the registration number 9H-MIP, christened and painted with the theme “Save the Coral Reefs” with different colors on each side of the fuselage, was inspiring and took this responsible environmental message to hundreds of millions of people. people in the four corners of the world.

The serial number 006 plane, according to Airfleets data, flew for the first time in November 2006 and was delivered to Singapore Airlines in March 2008. It flew by the Asian airline until November 2017 and was then stocked, until it took off again with Hi Fly from July 2018.

The A380 will be replaced in the Hi Fly fleet with additional Airbus A330 aircraft, a smaller aircraft and more suitable for the current market conditions.

Avião Airbus A330 Hi Fly
Hi Fly Airbus A330-200 – Image: Leonardo Sanchez / Hi Fly
Airbus HiFly First A330neo
Airbus A330-900 (A330neo) from Hi Fly – Image: Airbus

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