29-Sep-2011 11:17 AM

Kingfisher Airlines looking at deferring A380s

Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya stated the carrier is looking at deferring its plan to acquire A380 equipment, Acording to local media reports, Dr Mallya stated the carrier is being "careful in terms of our yield management" adding: "We have not added any more planes. We are achieving the highest load factors in our history," Dr Mallya said.

On international routes, he said the airline was awaiting approval for several destinations to operate at night and improve aircraft utilisation. "Our focus is on ensuring that we drive profitability through domestic and international networks. Unless we are given additional rights to fly overseas by the Civil Aviation Ministry, we will not go for A380s."

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