Hi Fly has revealed that a European operator is the first customer to agree a wet-lease contract for the Portuguese company’s initial Airbus A380.
But it has not identified the operator involved, simply stating that it will be using the aircraft to fly long-haul routes over the summer.
Hi Fly says the contract is subject to “possible extension”. The wet-lease specialist had claimed, as it revealed the jet at the Farnborough air show, that it had received strong interest in the A380 from carriers and was expecting to sign the first contracts within a few days.
Registered in Malta, the Hi Fly A380 is an ex-Singapore Airlines aircraft configured with 471 seats.