India drops A380 ban

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India has dropped its ban on Airbus A380s operating flights to the country, but will initially limit their operations to only four airports.

A380s will be allowed to fly to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore where there is sufficient infrastructure to handle the aircraft, says the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Other airports would require certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation before they can accept A380 flights.

The Ministry adds that A380 operations would be subject to the existing traffic entitlements under India’s bilateral air service agreements with other nations.

Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa have expressed interest in using their A380s on services to India.