We are pleased to announce that Captain Antonios Efthymiou has been recently nominated Chief Executive Officer and Accountable Manager for Hi Fly, a leading widebody aircraft wet lease specialist operating worldwide.
Paulo Mirpuri, Chairman of the Hi Fly Group, highlighted his outstanding contributions to the company’s history. “Captain Antonios Efthymiou is now ascending to the CEO position after almost 14 years of an outstanding contribution to the Hi Fly’s success, growth and operational excellence. I am confident that he will continue to take Hi Fly to new heights and keep its trajectory as a prominent player in the aviation industry.
Captain Antonios Efthymiou accepted the appointment with the commitment to continue guiding Hi Fly in the same dynamic way that resulted in the company leading the ACMI business whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and passenger satisfaction.
Antonios Efthymiou has shown a strong dedication to the aviation sector since he started his career 38 years ago, having accumulated almost 18,000 flight hours, with a significant 15,000 hours as a Captain. His journey began in 1985 with Olympic Airways, the Greek Flag Carrier, where he stayed until the company ceased operations in 2009.
He joined Hi Fly in 2010, where he steadily climbed the ranks. Prior to this nomination, he held the position of Head of Flight Operations for Hi Fly Ltd. since January 2017 and served as the Fleet Manager for the A340 fleet since November 2014. His expertise extends to a variety of aircraft, as he is type-rated on Airbus A330, A340, and A380, where he also contributes as an instructor and examiner.
About Hi Fly
Hi Fly is the largest Airbus Widebody aircraft wet lease specialist in the world, EASA and IOSA certified and FAA approved, with AOC’s in Portugal and Malta, and licensed to operate globally. The airline operates a large fleet of all Airbus aircraft, Airbus A320, A330 and A340, available for wet lease and charter, passengers and cargo, on short, medium and long-term contracts, worldwide. Customers include airlines, governments, tour operators, freight forward companies, private individuals, and the military. This is Hi Fly’s core business and has been developed with unmatched operational expertise over the last 18 years.