Hi Fly Adds Airbus A330s To Fleet

Daniel Fowkes
29 Nov 2023
· Aircraft 
Hi Fly Airbus A330-200

Hi Fly has announced its fleet expansion by adding two additional Airbus A330-200s.

Two Airbus A330s Join The Fleet

Registered as 9H-HFJ and 9H-HFK, Hi Fly says the additions will further strengthen their capabilities as a company.

Additionally, the mission is to be the continued go-to provider for those requiring extra capacity or aircraft cover.

Hi Fly says the newest A330-200s to join the fleet have 269 seats. At the same time, the cabins are identical.

These cabins are configured in a two-class layout with 18 Business Class seats and 251 economy class seats.

The Business Class cabin will see a double seat with 78-inch legroom and the ability for the seat to recline into a fully flat bed. Additionally, there are motorised headrests, backrests, legrests, and seatpans. Hi Fly adds there are further benefits in the class, too.

Meanwhile, Economy Class is what you come to know and expect. Hi Fly says a seat pitch of 32 inches is available.

The History Of The Two Airbus A330s

As mentioned, the two A330-200s that have been acquired are now registered as 9H-HFJ and 9H-HFK, but what has been their history within the industry?

9H-HFJ started life at Kingfisher Airlines, with delivery in August of 2008; however, it was very quickly stored.

DAE Capital acquired the aircraft in July of 2013 and has had the type in storage at various locations for years.

However, one of the more notable aircraft operators was that of Turkish Airlines, which flew the aircraft in December 2015, and the jet was painted in the Star Alliance colours.

Meanwhile, 9H-HFK also enjoyed a similar life, including an initial stint at Kingfisher Airlines. This was before flying with Turkish Airlines for some time during the mid-2010s.

Analysing The Hi Fly Fleet

Hi Fly has a fleet of 8 in-service aircraft, per the latest data from planespotters.net.

When measured by active units, the company’s most crucial fleet type is the A330 series, now bolstered with two additional units.

A330-200s and a lone A330-300 feature, with the average ages of the pair sitting at 18 and 11.8 years, respectively.

Comments From Executive

We are delighted to add these two new Airbus A330-200 to our existing fleet. They are the perfect complement to our portfolio and will allow us to offer an even wider range of options to meet the growing demand for our services from around the world.

Antonios Efthymiou, CEO of Hi Fly

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