Photos: Kingfisher Airline’s stripped and decaying Airbus A321s and A330

Some depressing photos to commence the week of three Kingfisher Airline’s Airbus aircraft VT-KFR, VT-KFW, and VT-VJO lying grounded, getting stripped of parts and engines, and slowly decaying at Indian airports,

Stripped down Kingfisher A321 at Mumbai.
Stripped down Kingfisher A321 at Mumbai.
Kingfisher Airbus Airbus A321 VT-KFW.
Kingfisher A330 VT-VJO. Sources indicate this aircraft is also getting canibalised internally.

While one can understand the business strategy of Kingfisher of reducing costs and performing fire-fighting cost-cutting, it is depressing to see these beautiful aircraft being canibalised like this. Sources inform us that the insides are gutted much like the outside.

See photos of these aircraft in happier times. VT-KFR, VT-KFW, VT-VJO.

I am particularly proud of this photo of VT-KFR gracefully lifting off runway 27 in to the setting sun at Mumbai airport.

Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A321 VT-KFR.
Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A321 VT-KFR.

I just shudder when I see what Kingfisher has done to this beautiful bird. Let Kingfisher know of your revulsion. Send them a mail or visit them on Facebook or on Twitter.

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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