A little tongue in cheek humour as we enter the Easter weekend.
As previously announced, Kingfisher Airlines launched its Delhi – London Heathrow flights on March 28th.
At the ceremony the guest of honour was famous Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. Along with the press release one picture caught my eye.
I thought post 2008 when financial peril forced Kingfisher never to take delivery of these aircraft, and to distress sell them to Arik Air and others, Kingfisher would have liked to put this sorry saga beyond them. Or was it a sign that Kingfisher was thinking of buying new A340-500s?
A Kingfisher spokesperson denied that the airline was going to induct any A340-500s, but the spokesperson did not have any answer when Bangalore Aviation enquired as to why these models of an aircraft not in the Kingfisher fleet, were presented.
The logical conclusion — cost cutting. Obviously the airline has a lot of A340-500 models spare, and is using them for these types of ceremonial events. If nothing else, A340-500 dreams still reign proud at the King of good times, during the pragmatism of cost cutting.
Have a great weekend.