INDIA: New Airbus A321-200 for Kingfisher

India’s Kingfisher Airline takes delivery of Airbus A321-200 from aircraft lessor AWAS. The carrier has taken delivery of the new aircraft on a nine year lease. AWAS will also deliver another new-build A321-200 to Kingfisher before the end of the month. Once the second delivery is complete, Kingfisher will have a total of five AWAS […]


India’s Kingfisher Airline takes delivery of Airbus A321-200 from aircraft lessor AWAS. The carrier has taken delivery of the new aircraft on a nine year lease. AWAS will also deliver another new-build A321-200 to Kingfisher before the end of the month.

Once the second delivery is complete, Kingfisher will have a total of five AWAS aircraft on lease. The carrier is also said to be planning to launch a service from India to Sydney from October 2008, pending regulatory approval.

Kingfisher has also requested that Airbus advance delivery of its five A380s scheduled for 2011-12 to the end of 2009. Kingfisher is the only Indian customer for the A380, and plans to operate the aircraft to the US and on other long haul routes.