OSLO – Maltese carrier Airhub Airlines (AH) has announced they will be adding the A330-200 to their fleet, and their A330 family.
Not their first A330
On September 9, Maltese carrier Airhub Airlines (AH), announced that they will be adding the Airbus A330-200 to their A330 fleet. The carrier’s A330 fleet already consists of the Airbus A330-300, and the Airbus A330-900neo, which is the youngest Maltese-registered widebody.
The A330-200 in question, is an ex-KLM airframe, dating back to 2010. KLM originally took delivery of the A330-200 in September of 2010, with the registration PH-AOM, MSN 1161.
The new Airhub addition is set to wear the registration 9H-PAX and will be just another highlight for the Maltese carrier this year.
Haris Coloman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airhub, said the following: ”The successful induction of this aircraft into our fleet represents Airhub Airline’s continuous focus on providing premium widebody capacity to our clients globally .”
A change from the A340
The introduction of the A330-200 aircraft in Airhub’s fleet, will be considered as the airline’s transition from their A340 aircraft, to a more sustainable fleet composition, Airhub CEO Haris Coloman added.
Airhub currently operates 3 A340-300’s, with one on order. The airframes are registered: 9H-AHUB, 9H-HOP and 9H-ZMK.
Coloman also adds: “This transition to an all A330 family widebody fleet will provide improvements to Airhub Airlines’ fuel efficiency, and operational reliability across its network when compared to the current A340 line-up 9H-PAX will be strategically positioned to enhance Airhub Airlines’ fleet capabilities.”
“Entering commercial service during the winter season, the A330-200 will capitalize on the increase in passenger demand. In anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar along with the winter holiday season.”
Youngest A330neo in Malta
As well as being a massive operator of the Airbus A330 family, Airhub is also the owner of the youngest Maltese registered widebody aircraft – the Airbus A330-900neo.
The airframe which Airhub operates is 3.6 year-old MSN 1910, registered 9H-SZN. The aircraft is currently on operations for Air Senegal.
On the delivery of their A330neo aircraft, Airhub Vice President, Husam Kharoufah, said: “We are greatly honoured to be welcoming this Airbus A330-900neo into our fleet. Operating a modern aircraft of this calibre reflects Airhub Aviation’s dedication to providing exceptional high-quality services to our clients worldwide.”
Besides the heavy A330neo in the carrier’s fleet, Airhub Airlines operates a number of Airbus A320s as well. Registrations 9H-EMU, 9H-GTS and 9H-HUB are the three A320s in Airhub’s fleet.
A few of them could be seen on lease to Norwegian, among other companies this summer, to deal with the demand after two years without travel for many.
About Airhub Airlines
Founded in 2019, and based at Luqa, Malta (MLA), Airhub Airlines is a subsidiary of GetJet. Airhub received their Air Operating Certificate (AOC) in July of 2020, and started operations in August the same year.
The airline specifically, is a cargo and charter airline that flies charter and cargo to destinations around the world with their own leased, or operated aircraft for other airlines.