LONDON – On February 22, it was announced that the Maltese-based charter and ACMI operator Airhub Airlines has further expanded its fleet by adding its first Airbus A330.
Airhub Airlines is the Maltese subsidiary of the Lithuanian-based ACMI and charter operator GetJet Airlines. Airhub is also newly founded after launching in 2020.
The aircraft in question, registered as 9H-AHQ is an Airbus A330-300 and was previously operated by South African Airways (SAA) as ZS-SXJ, which was delivered to SAA in December 2016 which makes it just over 5 years old.
The new A330 joins Airhub’s existing fleet of two Airbus A340-300s and three Airbus A320s.
Airhub Airlines’ Accountable Manager, Haris Coleman says, “The addition of a new aircraft type is another milestone, demonstrating our focus on enhancing products and services to meet customers’ requirements.”
“Our strong relationship and collaboration with different stakeholders, including lessors and asset owners, support our vision to continue expanding in the market.”
“The successful fleet growth would not have been feasible without the support received from Transport Malta – Civil Aviation Directorate (TM-CAD).”
“The vast experience, continuous support, and flexibility of TM-CAD members ensure that we are on the right track of our expansion plans.”
Much like Airhub’s existing Airbus A340 aircraft, the Airbus A330 will also be configured in a passenger/freighter configuration to enable Airhub to utilize the aircraft for cargo chartering, as well as the aircraft still being dynamic to have passenger seats easily re-fitted if and when needed.
The A330 will be capable of carrying up to 50 tonnes of cargo in the cabin and will be focusing on worldwide cargo chartering alongside their A340s.