Lufthansa’s A380 to Delhi takes off from today

A few days ago, I wrote about the teething troubles Lufthansa was facing with starting their A380 operations to India. First, their Mumbai plans got nixed with Emirates getting the slot. Then, someone threw the rulebook in their face and the paperwork to bring the A380 flights to Delhi was not completed in time for the winter schedule cutover, which was implemented a week ago.

Anyhow, I’m glad to report the mess is now sorted, and Lufthansa is all set to fly their maiden A380 flight to Delhi today.


Here is how the schedule will look like going forward for Lufthansa’s Delhi service with the A380.

LH760 FRA1340 – 0130+1DEL 388 D
LH761 DEL0330 – 0720FRA 388 D

That makes Emirates, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines as the 3 operators to India with their A380s. Any guesses on who will be next?

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  1. It would be interesting to see stats on what has happened to the time it takes to get reunited wi checked bags back on arrival when coming off the A380 at various airports.

    From experience with checked luggage on A380 flights, the arrival bag reunification process seems to eat up a lot more of my time than smaller planes with fewer passengers.

  2. Sitting here in the lounge getting ready to get on the a380. Lufthanza has decorations and camera crews around to celebrate the event.

  3. From purely a fantasy point of view, I’d love to see QF starting India again with an A380.

    From a more practical perspective, out of the remaining A380 operators, BA operates twice daily 777/777+747 to DEL & BOM; so they are as obvious candidate as any.

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