flypop has entered into partnership with Hi Fly airline to commence its zero Layout of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) cargo operations.
flypop is focussed on serving the Indian and South Asian diaspora communities living in the UK and their visiting friends and relatives. flypop believes the most effective way to start flying operations is with cargo until the frequency cap on UK-India flights is increased.
Navdip Singh Judge, CEO and Principal of flypop commented, “This is another major milestone in the flypop journey as we have inducted the first of our four aircraft. We hope our cargo routes will assist with the global demand for cargo and help to alleviate cargo shortages for the Christmas holidays and beyond.”
Hi Fly is the largest wide-body 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.
Speaking about the partnership Paulo Mirpuri, President, Hi Fly said, “We are looking forward to working with the flypop team in the short-term doing cargo and in the long-term flying Indian and South Asian diaspora passengers into the Second Cities of India. Helping flypop in its journey from a start-up airline to a global player is very exciting for me personally and also to my Hi Fly team of wide-body experts.”
flypop plans to commence its first passenger services between London Stansted and India once the global pandemic situation becomes clearer. Several destinations on the Indian subcontinent are currently being considered including Amritsar, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Chandigarh