Airhub Airlines (Malta) made this announcement:
Airhub Airlines has inducted one Airbus A330-343 into the fleet, bearing the Maltese registration of 9H-AHQ (MSN 1754). The addition of a new aircraft type will strengthen the competitive position of Airhub Airlines in the ACMI and Charter market, complementing its product and services.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 engines, the five-year-old aircraft is the youngest in the Airhub Airlines fleet, having performed its maiden flight in December 2016. According to the Ch-Aviation Aircraft database, the subject aircraft is considered one of the top three youngest widebody aircraft bearing a Maltese registration. The young age of the aircraft will offer Airhub Airlines and its customers better fuel efficiency gains and enhanced technical reliability.
The A330 will be in ZERO LOPA configuration, supplementing the cargo fleet of Airhub Airlines. The aircraft bears a maximum volume of 256 m3 and a payload of 50 tons, respectively.
The maiden flight under the Airhub Aviation livery is scheduled for the next week. The 9H-AHQ will be deployed on all international markets worldwide, including the USA, India, Vietnam, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Airhub Airlines has operated its first commercial flight to the United States, on its Airbus A340 aircraft bearing the Maltese registration of 9H-ZMK.
The aircraft departed Kansai International airport (KIX) Japan on January 17, 2022, making a stopover in Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) USA, before arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) USA on January 18, 2022, with further cross continental flights to Vilnius international airport (VNO) Lithuania, and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), Vietnam.
The airline’s debut into the US market comes shortly after their attainment of the FAA approval to operate in the United States. Airhub Airlines has made strides since the induction of our first widebody A340 aircraft in 2021, and intends to continue in this trajectory with passenger and cargo flights to the United States planned throughout 2022.
Airhub Airlines is headquartered in Malta that offers ACMI and charter services.
The upstart made this announcement on social media:
Airhub Airlines, Malta AOC, Airhub Aviation group company, is set to begin wide-body operations after its first Airbus A340-300 successful registration to the Maltese aircraft register. It marks a significant milestone in Airhub Airlines fleet expansion – the aircraft is entering commercial service with the operator under tail number (9H-ZMK).
The 296 seats Airbus A340-300, manufactured in 2005, was updated by Aviatic MRO at Siauliai International Airport (SQQ). It is ready to start cargo flight operations.
9H-ZMK is the first out of Airbus A340 type aircraft added to the Maltese AOC fleet – Airhub Airlines already operates 3 Airbus A320 type aircraft: 9H-HUB (MSN 4328), 9H-EMU (MSN 1087) and 9H-GTS (MSN 4384).
The second A340 aircraft is undergoing registration procedures and will be introduced under tail number 9H-HOP next month. The company is planning to add up to 6 wide-body aircraft by the end of the year.
Airhub Aviation group, headquartered in Malta, brings together five companies specializing in different areas of aviation. United by the same passion for the industry, Airhub Aviation team members are acknowledged experts in ACMI, charter passenger and cargo operations, aircraft management, aviation training, recruitment services and MRO.