London - Hi Fly’s A380 will operate Norwegian’s daily flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK between August 3 and August 13, 2018.
Norwegian has contracted HiFly to use its A380 across the Atlantic. The Nordic low-cost carrier temporarily replaces its Boeing 787 flights from London to New York with the Hi Fly's Airbus A380 because the Dreamliners are temporarily unavailable due to an overhaul of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
The passengers booking their flights between August 3 and August 13, will find themselves on board Hi-Fly’s more spacious A380 instead of dense economy seating on Norwegian’s B787. Hi Fly's A380s have the same cabin layout as the previous owner Singapore Airlines -12 in first class, 60 in business class, and 399 in the economy.
Norwegian has been severely hit by the problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines of the B787-9, which caused flight cancellations as the other airlines had worldwide.
On August 1st, Hi Fly’s A380 operated a charter flight on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia between Copenhagen and Larnaca making the Danish operator Hi Fly’s first client.
After Norwegian, Hi Fly's A380 will serve for French operator Air Austral. The Portuguese wet-lease operator will roster the A380 on a number of dates in late August and early September between Paris CDG and La Reunion, French media reports.