On 30th October I took an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore. Was rather disappointed that the ground crews at the airline actively discouraged spotting, especially keeping in mind how PR savvy the airline is.
Rather dejected I was walking to board my flight when I saw the AirAsia Airbus A320 9M-AFY in the Formula 1 Team Lotus livery. To heck with the naysayers. Took out my camera and snapped the picture. (For the full story on this livery read here.)
May be I offended the AirAsia gods. A week after taking this photo I fell ill with a severe throat infection and have just got up out of bed after nine days.
Incidentally AirAsia has just announced a second flight between Kuala Lumpur and Chennai starting January 21, 2011, taking their weekly tally of India flights to a whopping 114. The schedule in the announcement though appears incorrect and I have sought clarification from the airline.