Portuguese charter airline, Hi Fly, has announced plans to phase out its Airbus A380 at the end of the lease term later this year, following an almost three years of successful operations worldwide.
The decision to not extend the initial lease agreement period came as an aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic, that drastically reduced the demand for very large aircraft.
Hi Fly belongs to the very exclusive club of only 15 airlines to ever operate the A380, the largest and most advanced aircraft of all times. This aircraft was a testimony to how far human being can go in developing something so extraordinary.
Above all, the iconic 9H-MIP “Save the Coral Reefs” was inspiring, and carried this responsible message to hundreds of millions of people in the four corners of the world.
The Airbus A380 will be replaced in the Hi Fly fleet by additional Airbus A330’s, a smaller and more adequate aircraft for current market conditions.