The first Airbus A-380 planes would start flying in and out of India from May 30 with the Singapore Airlines (SIA) becoming the first carrier to introduce daily superjumbo flights from Delhi and Mumbai. The move comes barely four months after the government allowed operation of the world’s largest aircraft late January at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad airports which are capable of handling arrival and departure of large number of passengers in one go. The SIA A-380s can fly 471 passengers in a three-class configuration of first class suites, business class and economy. The superjumbos would operate daily to Mumbai and Delhi from May 30, taking over from two daily flights that currently serve each city using smaller Boeing 777s, SIA’s General Manager (India) Mr David Lau told reporters.
Source: Business Today