Kingfisher flies with Airbus

Kingfisher Airlines is continuing its major fleet expansion with the acquisition of 30 more Airbus A320 aircraft.


Kingfisher Airlines is continuing its major fleet expansion with the acquisition of 30 more Airbus A320 aircraft.

Deliveries of the aircraft, which will comprise a mix of A319s and A320s, are due to begin in early 2008.

Kingfisher already flies seven Airbus A320s on routes among Indian cities, and also has three A319s on order which are due for delivery by December 05. Its new aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500s.

Kingfisher is a rapidly growing force in India, having taken a six per cent share of the domestic market in just six months.

The Airline announced the acquisition of five Airbus A380s, five Airbus A330s and five Airbus A350s for use on international services earlier this year. Its latest acquisition means that it will have an A320 Family fleet totalling more than 40 aircraft.