Unusual images: Srilankan Airlines A320 returns home to Bangalore

I am frequently asked “what is the joying of spotting?” to which I reply “each aircraft has a history and a story to tell.

At first glance there is nothing out of the ordinary about this photo of Srilankan Airlines Airbus A320-232 registration 4R-ABH arriving at Bangalore.

This is the ONLY -232 in the UL fleet. So what? one might ask.

This airframe MSN 2914 was first delivered in late 2006 to the erstwhile Bangalore based Air Deccan, as VT-ADS.

Air Deccan was acquired by and merged in to Kingfisher Airlines. For a brief period VT-ADS operated as the “Simplifly Deccan” brand of Kingfisher before being returned to the lessor and parked in Phoenix. (Photo courtesy Sean D’Silva)

In March this year, MSN 2914 was leased to Srilankan Airlines and registered 4R-ABH.

In September, Srilankan Airlines received a major boost when Kingfisher Airlines withdrew its Bangalore Colombo service, thus prompting VT-ADS to return back home to Bangalore, this time as 4R-ABH.

It is just nice how the dots connect up.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting Bangalore Aviation.

See more photos on JetPhotos and on Flickr

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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