Hi Fly adds another Airbus A330ceo to the fleet

Portuguese leasing provider Hi Fly has added the Airbus A330-300 to its fleet this week. Former South African Airways aircraft will now serve airlines around the world under the High Fly Wet and Dry Leasing business. Learn more about this latest addition to your carrier’s fleet.

The latest A330ceo is registered with Hi Fly’s Malta subsidiary, and the size of the fleet has increased to 11.Photo: High fly

New arrival

Highfly has delivered the latest Airbus A330-300. The aircraft arrived at the Air Base at Beja Airport on Wednesday, July 21, at 14:40 local time.Arrival means that the leasing provider currently operates three A330ceos (Two A330-300s and one A330-200),

The latest jets are registered with 9H-HFA, a subsidiary of Hi Fly’s Malta subsidiary. Hi Fly Malta currently operates 11 aircraft, including five A340s, three A330s, one A321 and two A319s. This gives potential customers many options when choosing the right aircraft for the market.

Hi Fly Malta A330-300
Highfly also runs a brand new pair A330neos..Photo: High fly

Like most Highfly fleets, this A330 is leased. 9H-HFA was born as ZS-SXL by South African Airways (SAA) and was newly delivered in April 2017. Within three years, the aircraft was returned to the lender as follows: SAA long ground.. After 16 months of outage, the A330 has been repainted and ready for some action.


Most of the high fly wide bodies Functions as “preighters” (Passenger cargo ship), this A330-300 will be delivered with a seat on board. The aircraft will accommodate 249 passengers in a two-class layout, including 46 in business class and 203 in economy.

The cabin doesn’t seem to have changed since the days of the recently upgraded SAA. This means that passengers will be treated in a business class 1-2-1 layout with a 2 meter flat bed. All seats also come with an in-flight entertainment screen with the latest technology. Overall, the cabin makes travelers feel like they are on a full-service airline, even if they are not on a full-service airline.

South Africa A330-300
South Africa has retired four of its five A330-300s, one heading for the Highfly this week and the other still stuck on the lender.Photo: Airbus

In a statement about the latest delivery, Highfly President Paul Milpri said:

“We are delighted to welcome this Airbus A330-300 to our fleet and continue to provide our customers with the latest airliners. This transition to state-of-the-art aircraft is a modern, efficient and environmentally friendly flight. Our goal is to deliver what our customers expect: safe, timely and reliable operations while addressing sustainability concerns. “


Whether this plane remains a jet airliner or is converted to a temporary cargo ship depends on the client. The Highfly advertises that the A330-300 can offer a cargo capacity of 53,500 kg and a volume of 250 m³. The range has not changed in either layout, the aircraft can fly up to 11,400 km, and ETOPS is certified for long-range ocean flight. Keep an eye out for the latest customers of this jet in the coming months!

What do you think of Highfly’s decision to expand its fleet now? Let us know in the comments!

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