Our market-leading wet leasing division, ACMI24, has concluded the first ever ACMI wet lease of an Airbus A380 for Thomas Cook Scandinavia.
Using 9H-MIP operated by Hi Fly Ltd, the aircraft operated this week from Copenhagen to Larnaca and from Oslo to Palma Majorca, just days after Hi Fly took delivery of the aircraft which was previously operated by Singapore Airlines.
The wet lease was significantly more complicated than a typical short term wet lease due to the complexity of the world’s largest passenger aircraft. “We had to ensure that all airports had the appropriate handling equipment, as apart from Copenhagen, these airports do not see the A380 operating regular scheduled services”, Nick Kelly, ACMI24’s Senior Leasing Manager, said.
“This is the first time an Airbus A380 has been offered to the wet lease market and, as one of ACMI24’s key suppliers, having contracted over 3000 block hours on ACMI this year alone with Hi Fly, we have been busy marketing this unique opportunity of availability to our clients”, he added.
Paulo Mirpuri, President and CEO of Hi Fly stated: “I am very pleased to have Thomas Cook through ACMI24 selecting the Hi Fly Airbus A380 to support the integrity of its operation with the best product available today in the wet lease market.”Back to News