Brushing aside fears that it may not fit in Indian airports, the A380 landed in time to celebrate Kingfisher Airlines' second birthday. Kingfisher has ordered five such aircraft starting 2010 - when it begins flying to the US.
Each A380 can carry over 560 passengers at a time.
Airbus claims that the A380 is at least 25 per cent more cost effective that its closest competitor - the Boeing 747-800, but only when it's completely full.
Currently, the traffic between India and the US is 270 passengers a day, and Kingfisher owner and chairman, Vijay Mallya, hopes this traffic will double in the next three years for him to be able to make money on these aircraft.