India lifts curbs on superjumbos
Published 28/01/2014 | 09:32
Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that lifting the restrictions would help bring more revenue to airports and boost India's international reputation as a flight destination.
The ministry said Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa have expressed interest in flying A380s into India. Only airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore can accommodate the double-decker planes, which can seat up to 850 passengers.
Air travel has been growing at annual rates of 10%-20% in India.