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26 May 2018
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HiFly becomes first Portuguese airline to have an A380 superjumbo

in News · 10-05-2018 14:23:00 · 2 Comments

Portuguese private aviation company Hi Fly has become the first Portuguese airline and just the fourth in Europe to have one of the massive double-decker Airbus A380 planes.

The superjumbo bought by Hi Fly was formerly used by Singapore Airlines.
Hi Fly joins the ranks of British Airways, Lufthansa, and Air France, in Europe, and airlines such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Qantas, which have the greatest numbers of A380 aircraft in operation.
Hi Fly’s decision to buy this plane reveals that there is room for the A380 in the market, says Paulo Mirpuri, president of Hi Fly, who added that “this acquisition has been part of the company’s plans for some time”, describing it as “a moment of pride for
Hi Fly”.
The A380 is about 73 metres long and 24 metres high, with the ability to make longer and more comfortable journeys.
The structure of the plane is divided into three types of cabins and has a capacity for 525 passengers.

Comments

With the purchase of such a large, long-range aircraft, dare we hope that HiFly will now be flying to more far-flung destinations as the US? It would be about time that we had competition on trans-Atlantic routes direct to Portugal, particularly from here in the southern US. The only direct flights from Florida are TAP out of Miami, but there's plenty of room for flights to Tampa and Orlando. Hope springs eternal!
by Tina Steele from USA on 12-05-2018 04:52:00
Ha Ha,
Well done Hi Fly, hope to see you soon flying into
Newquay,Cornwall,England.
Ryanair need some competition on flights to Faro.
Faro terminal now looks great, a pleasure to fly into.
see you soon, Rod
by Rod from UK on 11-05-2018 04:19:00

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Edition 1476
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