History & Activity
Hi Fly has been incorporated by the Mirpuri Investments in 2005, with the mission to become a leading widebody aircraft wet lease specialist.
2005- Company incorporation by Mirpuri Investments.
2006- Certification by INAC from Portugal, issuance of the first Air Operator Certificate and start of the operations with a leased Airbus A330. Fleet has since grown at a steady pace to include additional Airbus aircraft and operations expanded worldwide.
2007- Introduction of one additional Airbus A330 into the fleet. Obtains certification and approval to fly to the United Sates as well as Canada.
2008- Introduction of the first Airbus A340-300 and two additional A330’s into the fleet.
2009- Introduction of a pair of brand new A340-500’s, the longest range model from Airbus, capable of flying over 20 hours non-stop. Introduction of the first brand new A330-200 into the fleet.
2010- Hi Fly becomes the largest private airline in Portugal.
2011- Hi Fly becomes an IOSA registered and certified carrier.
2012- Hi Fly pass the 100.000 flying hours mark of accident and incident free operations.
2013- Certification by TM-CAD from Malta, issuance of the second Air Operator Certificate.
2014- Hi Fly surpass the 15 large aircraft mark and becomes the largest widebody aircraft wet lease specialist in the world operating an exclusive Airbus fleet.
2015- Hi Fly achieved 99,7% dispatch reliability across its fleet, well above the world average. Successful implementation of a Safety Management System across the organization.
2016- Launch of the Sustainability programs in partnership with the Mirpuri Foundation, pledging to become the first single use plastic free airline in the World amongst other initiatives (aqui link à area dos sustainability programs).
2017- Hi Fly commits to start the renewal of its fleet. Direct order to Airbus for two new additional Airbus A330-200’s equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engine. Introduction of environmental themes on aircraft livery- “Turn the tide on Plastic” was the first campaign, painted on the Airbus A330, registration CS-TQW, to match the paint of Hi Fly sponsored high performance full carbon fiber race sailing boat of the same name in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race edition.
2018- Hi Fly introduce the Airbus A380 model into the fleet, the largest passenger airliner in the history of aviation. The A380 has a list price of 450 million USD, can carry up to 853 people, has a maximum takeoff weight of 575 tons and has the lowest carbon foot print per passenger per kilometer. The fleet is now composed of 2,5 billion USD worth of aircraft (at new list prices), supported and operated by over 800 highly motivated and experienced aviation professionals.
2019- Arrival of Hi Fly first new generation, new technology Airbus A330-900neo equipped with the brand new ultra efficient and very low emissions Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines.