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Kingfisher Airlines first Airbus A330 arrives at BIAL – Bangalore Aviation
The first Kingfisher Airbus A330. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Kingfisher Airlines first Airbus A330 arrives at BIAL

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.

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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  1. Awesome! How I wish that BIAL had an airport that would support KF’s ambitious international plans (no longer given the oil price scenario?)

  2. 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 ?

  3. Finally!! Hope center grants them rights to fly!

  4. 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.