President of Hi Fly comforts refugees
13 January 2016
Paulo Mirpuri, the President of our Group, visited a Syrian refugee family of six that, for health reasons, was forced to interrupt their journey onboard Hi Fly to Canada.
The airline’s president went to the hotel in Lisbon where the couple and their four children were staying to ensure everyone was alright and to express his complete readiness to help them on whatever necessary.
Also during the visit, Paulo Mirpuri comforted the four children in the family – Thaer, aged twelve; Rama, of ten; Rimas, of four; and Rami, of two - presenting them with toys.
In the previous day, the family was aboard an A330-300 from Hi Fly when the children’s mother had to leave the flight for medical reasons, when the aircraft did a technical stop at Lisbon Airport.
Hi Fly immediately referred the passenger to the hospital, having accompanied her until she was given a medical discharge at the end of the night.
Given the fact that it would not be possible for the family to continue their journey on the following days, the company ensured full board accommodation for all members and covered all the expenses.
The family resumed today their journey to Canada where they seek to build a new life, far from the conflicts that have been occurring in their home country.
Hi Fly has been helping the Government of Canada, which is receiving more than 25,000 Syrian refugees, providing them with the security and protection that they can’t find in their homeland. Hi Fly has been helping in the airlift for those citizens who try to escape the ongoing armed conflicts and persecutions in Syria.
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.