The first time the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, landed in India in 2007 it happened to be flying in Air Deccan’s founder G.R. Gopinath from the French city of Toulouse.
It was meant to be a grand show—put up by none other than Kingfisher Airlines Ltd’s Vijay Mallya, the sole Indian buyer of the $300 million super jumbo jet made by the Toulouse-based Airbus.
With its premium service, Kingfisher was then the toast of the aviation world, and the nation’s rich and famous, including leading politicians, descended on Delhi airport for a joyride on Mallya’s personal invitation.
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