Lufthansa is mulling to deploy Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in the world, on its route to India. It is looking forward to use the superjumbo jets to serve major Indian cities later this year.

Germany’s flag carrier, Lufthansa revealed its plan to ply Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on routes to India, following the revocation of Indian Government’s ban to land this aircraft in the country. The news is certainly music to ears for many India bound travellers who seek tickets on flights with the full service carrier.

The world’s largest passenger airliner, A380 is the state-of-the-art aircraft that allows the carrier to offer tickets to more than 800 passengers in a single-class configuration aboard its flights. Government of India has prohibited A380 airliner due to its concern that foreign operators would control the market for international travel.

India’s decision of revoking the ban was gladly received by foreign carriers including the Germany based operator.

“We are interested to use the A380 also for the major Indian markets,” said the CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

According the CEO, the airline definitely plans to offer tickets aboard A380 flights to India but it is likely to launch its A380 operations for the winter flight schedule of 2014-2015.

As per India’s aviation policies, country’s four main airports – New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad are the major airports that are allowed to receive A380 aircraft due to their capacity to handle jets.

With the termination of ban, a host of international carriers including Singapore Airlines and Emirates plan to deploy these airliners to offer tickets on flights arriving in India. The move will directly benefit business travellers and leisure fliers who seek wide options on tickets aboard India flight. And it is also going to be advantageous for Britons and other international travellers who prefer connecting flights bound for India via Germany.

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