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A380s to come to India.. Are we Ready?

So, Kingfisher is getting 5 A380s. Hmm, so do we have the runways to handle the landing? Mumbai Airport authorities say they are ready… but somewhere I read that laying a new runway from planning to final execution takes 10 years in the US. Now, laying a runway is not just pouring cement on the ground but there is a lot of planning that goes in!! So… lets wait and watch..

The Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft will arrive in Indian skies next month on a promotional flight for Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier said on Thursday.

The A380, plagued by delays, is scheduled to visit Mumbai and New Delhi from May 7 to May 10 for Kingfisher’s second anniversary celebrations, according to a statement.

Kingfisher, owned by the UB Group, has placed a firm order for five A380 aircraft and has an option for five more.

India’s main airports are bursting at the seams with newly-launched airlines and a sharp surge in passenger and freight traffic in a booming economy, but a spokesman for the Mumbai airport said the financial hub could handle the aircraft.

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