Kingfisher takes first A321 in India

India’s Kingfisher Airlines, headquartered in Mumbai, has taken delivery of four A321 single aisled aircraft.Their first A321 was delivered in late October 2006, in Hamburg, Germany. The deliveries make Kingfisher Airlines the A321s launch operator for an Indian based carrier.

All the aircraft are powered by International Aero Engines.

So far Kingfisher has ordered a total of 43 A320 Family aircraft. Originally, Kingfisher had ordered four A320s in 2004, but this order was amended in 2006 to four of the larger A321 aircraft.

Kingfisher is a rapidly growing force in Indian civil aviation already and has become one of the country’s largest airlines.

The A321 has a range of up to 5,600 km/3,000 nm and can seat some 185 passengers in two classes, and up to 220 in a single class.