Kingfisher, India’s second-largest airline, will be lasing many new aircraft to meet the growing passenger demand in India; they are seeking both large wide-body and also narrow-body jet aircraft. The economic recovery in India has resulted in an unexpectedly strong surge in demand for more commercial capacity. “Load factor,” which is basically the percentage of sold passenger seats on a flight, has increased rapidly — to unpresedented levels. Currently, Kingfisher averages a load factor of from 85-89%.
As indicated on Kingfisher’s website, the airline has more than 125 planes on order right now. It currently is flying 66 commercial aircraft, mostly Airbus jets and ATR turbo-props.
Kingfisher expects its strong growth will grow even more, as it has joins the Oneworld international airline alliance. Right now Kingfisher flies to eight international destinations and to more than 50 Indian cities.
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