"Hi Fly (5K, Lisbon) is planning to take delivery of two A380-800s over the course of the next couple of months, official airline sources have confirmed to ch-aviation.
The Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist's president and chief executive Paulo Mirpuri said in an e-mailed statement that the first of two A380-800s would be put into commercial operation during the first quarter of 2018. A formal announcement concerning the requisite aircraft's identities, as well as their end-customer operator, will only be made in October once all the relevant contracts and permits are in place, he added.
The oldest SQ A380s would be an obvious candidate.
It is recalled that Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) has already confirmed plans to retire its maiden quartet of the type - msn 3, 5, 8, and 10 - all of which are owned by Dr. Peters Group unit DS Aviation and managed by Doric Asset Finance. ch-aviation analysis of Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows the first, 9V-SKA (msn 3), was removed from service in June with the Singaporean operator having since confirmed that the aircraft is at Singapore Changi awaiting its return to DS Aviation.
Portuguese ACMI specialist Hi Fly to add A380s