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A380 cleared for ops into India

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 28, 2014
The Indian government has cleared the A380 for ops into that country. (Rob Finlayson)
The Indian government has cleared the A380 for ops into that country. (Rob Finlayson)

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has cleared the Airbus A380 for operations in India.

The approval comes after years of delay in putting the appropriate infrastructure in place at Indian airports to support the massive airliner, as well as a reported protectionist attitude by the Indian government in favour of local airlines that have not ordered the A380.

In response to the approval, an Airbus statement read; “A booming economy, a growing middle class, migration, urbanisation and tourism are all factors pushing India to become one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets.  Larger aircraft like the A380 combined with higher load factors make the most efficient use of limited airport slots and contribute to rising passenger numbers without additional flights to capture this growth.”

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The only Indian airline to have ordered the A380 is Kingfisher, although with the viability of that company in doubt, Airbus recently removed that order from its backlog.

Airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Emirates have been reported as showing interest in commencing A380 services to India.

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A380 cleared for ops into India Comment

  • Steve

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    I wish our government showed the same protectionist attitude towards our national airlines instead of opening the flood gates to anyone.

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A380 cleared for ops into India

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 28, 2014
The Indian government has cleared the A380 for ops into that country. (Rob Finlayson)
The Indian government has cleared the A380 for ops into that country. (Rob Finlayson)

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has cleared the Airbus A380 for operations in India.

The approval comes after years of delay in putting the appropriate infrastructure in place at Indian airports to support the massive airliner, as well as a reported protectionist attitude by the Indian government in favour of local airlines that have not ordered the A380.

In response to the approval, an Airbus statement read; “A booming economy, a growing middle class, migration, urbanisation and tourism are all factors pushing India to become one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets.  Larger aircraft like the A380 combined with higher load factors make the most efficient use of limited airport slots and contribute to rising passenger numbers without additional flights to capture this growth.”

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The only Indian airline to have ordered the A380 is Kingfisher, although with the viability of that company in doubt, Airbus recently removed that order from its backlog.

Airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Emirates have been reported as showing interest in commencing A380 services to India.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

A380 cleared for ops into India Comment

  • Steve

    says:

    I wish our government showed the same protectionist attitude towards our national airlines instead of opening the flood gates to anyone.

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