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Plane spotting photos: AirAsia Airbus A320 in Formula 1 Team Lotus livery

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.)

AirAsia Airbus A320-216 9M-AFY Formula 1 Team Lotus liveryClick on image for a larger view.

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.

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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