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The Kingfisher Airline’s Airbus storage at Mumbai airport, ATR72 graveyard at Bangalore airport

In the Google Maps photograph below, you can see the storage yard, some may say, graveyard, of the Airbus fleet of Kingfisher Airlines at Mumbai airport.

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This parking area is at the 14 end of runway 32-14 next to the Kalina hangars of Air India.

From the top you can see an Airbus A330-200 parked in an East-West alignment next to the private jet. In the lower part of the image, from left to right, a representative of each of the Airbus jets in the Kingfisher fleet. 2 x A321’s, 1 x A320, 1 x A319.

From a ground view the planes look somewhat like this.

Mean while, Bangalore airport is host to the ATR graveyard of the airline. This photo taken by me on October 24, shows the ATR 72-500 aircraft parked. The aircraft on the left of the picture have their engines stripped. The ones on the right are more recent additions, two of them without any logos on their tails, which typically means the airline does not own/lease them any more.

In related news, The Economic Times reports the Mumbai airport operator, MIAL, may ask Kingfisher to vacate the terminal, due to non-payment of dues.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.
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