Hi Fly rescues ship passengers in Falkland Islands
24 Novembro 2015
Hi Fly was the company chosen to fly to Mount Pleasant, in the southern Atlantic Falkland Islands, to rescue passengers from the French cruise liner ''Le Boreal'', after an engine fire last Wednesday set the vessel adrift, with 347 passengers on board. Compagnie du Ponant, who owns the ship, contracted a Hi Fly Airbus A340-500 in order for the crew and passengers to return home.
Hi Fly flight 5K661 left from Mount Pleasant to Paris last Sunday. This rescue demonstrates Hi Fly unique capabilities to the world market, with a fast and efficient operational response. “We are bringing back home the passengers that were rescued in the rough waters of the Falklands following a fire in their cruise ship. We have put all the possible efforts to depart as soon as possible and successfully bring home the victims of this disaster”, said Paulo Mirpuri, President of Hi Fly.
Hi Fly is an EU - OPS carrier, FAA approved, EASA and IOSA certified. The Group owns 20 aircraft, and half of them are operated by Hi Fly: A321´s (1 unit), A330´s (5 units) and A340´s (5 units), exclusively available for wet lease worldwide. Wet leasing (supply of aircraft with crew, maintenance and insurance) is Hi Fly core and sole business, therefore unmatched operational expertise in this very specific field has been developed over several years of experience.