Kingfisher Airlines received its first wide body Airbus A330 today. The magnificent machine touched down at 10:05am IST at the Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) on June 20, 2008.
It received the traditional water cannon salute from the fire trucks at BIAL.
However, everything is being kept low key, since Dr. Vijay Mallya is not in town. I am looking forward to the August launch of the international services by Kingfisher.
Awesome! How I wish that BIAL had an airport that would support KF’s ambitious international plans (no longer given the oil price scenario?)
So, will kingfisher use this a330 on any domestic routes before using it for international routes ? Or is it going to get parked nicely in BIAL until then ?
Finally!! Hope center grants them rights to fly!
I am “informed” that Kingfisher will use this aircraft for training purposes till the international services commence.
In my humble opinion, it will not make too much sense to use this aircraft on domestic routes. Dr. Mallya, is known for his flamboyance, and I am sure this aircraft will have features and configurations on board that he would like to keep a secret.