HiFly Welcomes Second A330-200 to the Fleet

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The charter-lessor operator HiFly has in recent days announced their acquisition of a second Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The aircraft delivered seats 268 passengers across a three-class configuration, consisting of Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy.

HiFly’s Addition…

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The charter lessor operator HiFly has welcomed one additional A330-200 into its fleet, leaving the company with now two of the type.

Registered 9H-HFG, the A330-200 previously served its purpose with the Dutch flag carrier KLM, registered as PH-AON.

The aircraft features a three-class configuration across 268 seats, spread across Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy.

The aircraft’s Business Class contains full-flat lie-down seats, designed to optimize comfort and living space for long flight durations. The Business Class configuration is in a herringbone layout, in order to provide a sense of individual space and privacy whilst at the same time offering easy access to the aisle.

Across both Premium Economy and Economy, the cabin is fitted eight-abreast, all with personal space and generous legroom for increased comfort. Additionally, each seat contains in-flight entertainment featuring USB charging ports and access to shared PC power outlets.


On the new fleet addition, HiFly President, Paulo Mirpuri, said the following:-

“We are delighted to welcome one more Airbus A330-200 into our fleet. Is an efficient, modern, state-of-the-art aircraft inside and out, offers comfort to passengers, and is a smart choice for customers.”

Reliability for the wet-leases

HiFly is the largest wet-lease operator of Airbus Widebody aircraft in the world, which is EASA and IOSA certified, as well as FAA-approved. HiFly has AOCs in both Malta and Portugal and is licensed to operate globally.

With the A330 being the most modern and reliable family of aircraft in the air, it also provides a quality solution for every route, all while having an operational efficiency of 99.4%.

With HiFly being a wet-lease company, efficiency is key, hence why the A330 is also a great addition to their fleet and market. Besides the A330, the operator also operates with a large fleet of A320 and A340 aircraft, available to the market for wet-lease and charters of both passengers and cargo.

Wet lessor and record-setter

Despite looking like a plain operator with the only purpose of serving extra capacity for required airlines, HiFly also has a pretty cool record in the books from 2021, consisting of their Airbus A340 aircraft.

In November of 2021, HiFly took to the record books after becoming the first operator to land an Airbus A340 in Antarctica, after a mere 2,500-mile, 5-hour journey from Southern Africa, carrying a small number of tourists and scientists, including essential cargo to the continent.


The delivery of yet another widebody Airbus to HiFly becomes a great addition in terms of HiFly’s customers and the market they provide to.

Seeing as HiFly’s majority of operations are on behalf of other airlines for either cargo or passenger transport, the delivered aircraft also features a unique layout for future lessees who eventually should see the need to wet-lease the aircraft. All in all, another aircraft means great business for HiFly and a greater solution for potential lessees.

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