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Jet, Air India, Deccan Interested In A380

Mon May 07, 2007 1:50 pm

http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/ne...a-air-deccan-interesteda380/279747

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Air India, Jet Airways and Air Deccan have all shown an interest in acquiring the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380, the company's Chief Operating Officer (Customers), Mr John Leahy, said on Sunday.

"We have had discussions with Air India and Jet Airways. Besides, the Managing Director of Air Deccan, Capt G.R. Gopinath, was on the flight from Toulouse and he showed an interest in operating the aircraft in India in an all-economy configuration. Capt Gopinath is convinced that Air Deccan can offer fares that are lower than what are charged by the Rajdhani Express trains if they operate the A380 aircraft," Mr Leahy said.

The company estimates that India would require about 50 A380-type of aircraft in the next 20 years, the Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Contracts, Dr Kiran Rao, added. "This would translate into business worth at least $15 billion given that the current list price of the A-380 is $300 million," Mr Leahy said.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 1:59 pm

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
The company estimates that India would require about 50 A380-type of aircraft in the next 20 years, the Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Contracts, Dr Kiran Rao, added. "This would translate into business worth at least $15 billion given that the current list price of the A-380 is $300 million," Mr Leahy said.

Hmm, how many A380 do they say that Japan and N. America are going to take in the next 20 years?
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 3:37 pm

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Besides, the Managing Director of Air Deccan, Capt G.R. Gopinath, was on the flight from Toulouse and he showed an interest in operating the aircraft in India in an all-economy configuration. Capt Gopinath is convinced that Air Deccan can offer fares that are lower than what are charged by the Rajdhani Express trains if they operate the A380 aircraft," Mr Leahy said.

There's certainly a huge market for that type of pricing, if Capt Gopi can deliver! However given the financial difficulties attributed to DN at this point of time, I'm kind of surprised Capt Gopi is busy dreaming of buying 380s!
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:38 pm

Hmmm. We had domestic 747s in Japan for a decade or two and maybe we'll see domestic A380s in India in the future...? Does anyone remember the initial reaction to the idea of using 747s on short domestic hops? I assume people laughed at the idea but it seems to have worked. It may no longer be in vogue in Japan but why not configure an A380D for the burgeoning Indian market?

(Airbus certainly need to find more A380 customers somewhere...)
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:46 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 2):

Nimish is right, the idea might work but let's see DN get into the black first before flying the superjumbos domestically.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:47 pm

I'm not sure about India market, but wouldnt be a passenger service like this for a lot of Indiands very attractive, when they could reach their target in less time, paying the same as with the overloaded trains?
The questions is if the Airports can handle this.
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Mon May 07, 2007 6:04 pm

I remember watching a program about the A380 and it showed John Leahy travelling to India and talking to airlines such as Kingfisher and Air Deccan. Both airlines expressed their concerns about how airports would handle the aircraft bu Kingfisher ordered however Air Deccan did not at the time.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 6:24 pm

Captain Gopinath should really concentrate on making sure that the oil companies don't cut off supplies right now. More importantly, I think 9W would order a lot of 747-8i aircraft rather than the A380, because even though 9W operates a a few A330/340 aircraft, they're closer to Boeing.
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Mon May 07, 2007 7:51 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 7):
Captain Gopinath should really concentrate on making sure that the oil companies don't cut off supplies right now.

Cricket - is that imminent? That would be quite a shock for DN and Capt Gopi. I hope he gets his next round of funding in place before the oil cos cut off supplies  Wink
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Mon May 07, 2007 10:05 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 7):
I think 9W would order a lot of 747-8i aircraft rather than the A380

True.
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Tue May 08, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 9):
The A380 is too large for Indias existing Infrastructure.

Well it all depends on the delivery date schedule for DN, 9W or AI if they do plan to buy them (if being a major word here). I am assuming no delivery slots before 2010, so by that time DEL and BOM (HYD and BLR as well) will have new terminals capable of handling the A380.

So i wouldn't write it off just yet.

But for other metropoliton (MAA, CCU till they update their airports) and tourist destinations in India (JAI, VNS IXL, GOI), i agree with you, the infrastructure is insufficient to handle the A380.  Smile
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Tue May 08, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 10):
before 2010, so by that time DEL and BOM (HYD and BLR as well) will have new terminals capable of handling the A380

By 2010 BOM will NOT have a new Airport/Terminal.

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Tue May 08, 2007 3:40 am

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 10):
But for other metropoliton (MAA, CCU till they update their airports) and tourist destinations in India (JAI, VNS IXL, GOI), i agree with you, the infrastructure is insufficient to handle the A380. Smile

CCU, JAI, VNS IXL, GOI, ect would never really see an A380. They don't get anything larger than a 777-200ER today. The only airports in India that would get A380s are BOM, DEL, and BLR. These cities have solid plans for updating their airports and making them A380 capable.

Also, even if AI or 9W does not order the A380, BOM and DEL will still likely see A380 service from Emirates.
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 3:42 am

Quoting XT6Wagon (Reply 1):
Hmm, how many A380 do they say that Japan and N. America are going to take in the next 20 years?

You bring up a very interesting point. Based upon Japan's domestic density, why haven't they been interested in the A380?

I believe, and please correct me if I am wrong, Japan is still the only country that uses 747-200, 300 and 400 for domestic flights between major domestic cities. Economy wise, the A380 would be a perfect airplane for them.

According to Airbus' web-site AsiaPac orders:

Qantas - 20
Korean - 5
China Southern - 5
Malaysia - 6
Singapore - 19
Thai - 6.
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 7:35 am

what other better way to move a billion people....an A380 domestic version.....don't think you'll find people hanging on the outside like they do on trains though  Smile !!!
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 8:01 am

More A-380 for India? What a joke. I just got back from India yesterday. I was both at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The infra-structure is simply not there. And it won't be either for years to come! Private airlines are fantastic in India. But A380? I would like to see how Kingfisher would even operate them. Every single 737 and A310 is parked in bays... not even enough gates in domestic terminals. Add to that obligatory 30 mins of circling in the air before you even have a chance to land. every domestic flight is late by 20-40 mins due to traffic congestion. Besides I read this article on Air Deccan in an well established Indian paper about how it is bleeding money.

Quoting Tonyban (Reply 14):
what other better way to move a billion peopl

Overwhelming majority of them will never fly.... India's population is still mostly rural. You don't need A380 to move the other 200 million middle-class. Trains are still the first choice of travel for most Indians.

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 12):
A380s are BOM, DEL, and BLR. These cities have solid plans for updating their airports and making them A380 capable.

Those of you who have never been to India... it takes 15 days to get anything done there that would otherwise take a day or two in the rest of the world. You have to get this approval, that stamp, dine the right people, re-negotiate deals that you thought were sealed and so on. Updating an airport in India is not the same process as building one in Hong Kong or Malaysia.
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Tue May 08, 2007 8:03 am

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
Hmmm. We had domestic 747s in Japan for a decade or two and maybe we'll see domestic A380s in India in the future...? Does anyone remember the initial reaction to the idea of using 747s on short domestic hops? I assume people laughed at the idea but it seems to have worked. It may no longer be in vogue in Japan but why not configure an A380D for the burgeoning Indian market?

This is an interesting argument. However, I would like to see some more analysis whether, let's say. 2 380 flights a day or 8 738/320 flights between DEL-BOM (or so) would make sense (since it gives pax more flexibility). Or maybe AI-style routes BOM-DEL-LHR, with a domestic leg?
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Tue May 08, 2007 8:47 am

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
"This would translate into business worth at least $15 billion given that the current list price of the A-380 is $300 million," Mr Leahy said.

Unfortunately, at the rate Airbus is going, they would not see anywhere near $15 billion. Half that, perhaps?
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Those of you who have never been to India... it takes 15 days to get anything done there that would otherwise take a day or two in the rest of the world. You have to get this approval, that stamp, dine the right people, re-negotiate deals that you thought were sealed and so on. Updating an airport in India is not the same process as building one in Hong Kong or Malaysia.

I have been to Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Chennai. I know exactly what you are talking about. That is why I said, BOM and DEL will be updated. In Indian aviation politics, everything revolves around those two airports. If you do a little search on Google, you will find that they already have plans for an expanded terminal at BOM and a completely new terminal at DEL. I have very little faith in India, but I think they can get those 2 projects done by 2012 at latest.
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 11:50 am

DEL will be completed by 2010... they need it in time for the commonwealth games.
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
More A-380 for India? What a joke. I just got back from India yesterday. I was both at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The infra-structure is simply not there. And it won't be either for years to come! Private airlines are fantastic in India. But A380? I would like to see how Kingfisher would even operate them. Every single 737 and A310 is parked in bays... not even enough gates in domestic terminals. Add to that obligatory 30 mins of circling in the air before you even have a chance to land. every domestic flight is late by 20-40 mins due to traffic congestion. Besides I read this article on Air Deccan in an well established Indian paper about how it is bleeding money.

While I agree with almost all of your points above, In India these things need not stop us buying more 380s if we wanted them. India is the reverse of the classical "build the infrastructure and the demand will grow" philosophy from the west, we've kind of (unfortunately) mastered the art of "let the demand grow and we'll figure out the infrastructure needs". So maybe the Govt will ban something (say at random - CRJs or 737-400s or something equally random) to make the slots for the 380  Wink
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Tue May 08, 2007 12:11 pm

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 18):
have been to Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Chennai. I know exactly what you are talking about. That is why I said, BOM and DEL will be updated

Actually the plan is apart from BOM and DEL to make 2 tier airports like JAI and AMD A380 capable , for diversion purposes from BOM or DEL we all know about the famous DEL fog and BOM congestions.

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
hose of you who have never been to India... it takes 15 days to get anything done there that would otherwise take a day or two in the rest of the world. You have to get this approval, that stamp, dine the right people, re-negotiate deals that you thought were sealed and so on. Updating an airport in India is not the same process as building one in Hong Kong or Malaysia.

Sad but true state of thngs in our country.

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Tue May 08, 2007 2:39 pm

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
More A-380 for India? What a joke. I just got back from India yesterday. I was both at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The infra-structure is simply not there. And it won't be either for years to come! Private airlines are fantastic in India. But A380? I would like to see how Kingfisher would even operate them. Every single 737 and A310 is parked in bays... not even enough gates in domestic terminals. Add to that obligatory 30 mins of circling in the air before you even have a chance to land. every domestic flight is late by 20-40 mins due to traffic congestion

I agree totally to your post.You described it perfectly.

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Trains are still the first choice of travel for most Indians.

Trains carry the same no of persons in a day that Airlines carry in a year in India.

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
it takes 15 days to get anything done there that would otherwise take a day or two in the rest of the world

Time delays are the biggest hurdle in India.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 20):
So maybe the Govt will ban something (say at random - CRJs or 737-400s or something equally random) to make the slots for the 380

Possibility after CD gives up its B732s.Their might be a noise ban on the type  Smile

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Tue May 08, 2007 3:01 pm

Has the government been looking seriously at high speed rail? Earlier they balked at the cost of building a few trunk lines, but seriously, the longer they put this off, the more expensive and difficult it will be building them, not to mention long term opportunity costs, they'll have to build them eventually in the end. But again this could be typical bureaucracy in India.

If they use broad gauge high speed rail (Russia is doing it now) and double deck carriage, like Japan's E4, one train can carry 2000 people, that's 4 A380s, which will eliminate the need for most domestic networks and save slots/runway for international/longer range domestic flights
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 4:50 pm

High speed rtail needs to have adequate Anti collosion systems in place & cater to security also.Its a possibility in future.Some areas have toughg terrain that adds to the complication.
And of course the famous Time delay in everything official  Smile
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Tue May 08, 2007 5:11 pm

Quoting Vincewy (Reply 23):

It could work with some inter-city routes, but distances in India mean that air will be preferable between cities like BOM-DEL, MAD-DEL, BLR-DEL , HYD-DEL, BOM-CCU etc. But high speed rail will provide an alternative and needs to be looked at seriously.
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 5:26 pm

Quoting Vincewy (Reply 23):
Has the government been looking seriously at high speed rail? Earlier they balked at the cost of building a few trunk lines, but seriously, the longer they put this off, the more expensive and difficult it will be building them, not to mention long term opportunity costs, they'll have to build them eventually in the end. But again this could be typical bureaucracy in India.

High-Speed rail is actually being spoken of by the current Railway Minister - it will help particularly over short 500km sectors like Bombay-Ahmedabad/Goa/Pune or Delhi-Agra/Chandigarh/Jaipur and ideally Chennai-Bangalore. Hi-Speed rail is not a viable option on 1000-1500km routes, which are way too long. The A380's if they come in will operate trunk routes such as the DEL-BOM-BLR triangle, sectors far too long for high-speed rail to be viable.
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Tue May 08, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 26):
The A380's if they come in will operate trunk routes such as the DEL-BOM-BLR triangle, sectors far too long for high-speed rail to be viable.

Let's just imagine for a moment, that IT, 9W or DN inducted A380's on domestic high density routes like BOM-DEL or BOM-BLR or DEL-BLR, etc., with fares equal to Rajdhani type fares....there would be substantial demand for such flights, but would be very difficult to get a seat as all flights would be booked well in advance....

This would automatically lead to more aircrafts being added by airlines. Airports would not be able to handle such traffic, given the current scenario....moreover, Railways would not be standing around and watching...fares would be chopped to make them attractive again and it will always be easier for Railways to drop the fares, as compared to the A380 operators...so, don't know exactly how this all will work out.....
 
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Tue May 08, 2007 11:53 pm

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Overwhelming majority of them will never fly.... India's population is still mostly rural. You don't need A380 to move the other 200 million middle-class. Trains are still the first choice of travel for most Indians.

But 200 million people is still larger than the entire population of Japan where millions of people are moved on short 1 hour flights with 525 passenger 747s and 773s.

Plus, 10 years ago, who would have even thought that Indian aviation would be opened up to the extent it has? One can't throw up one's arms in the air and say "oy vey."

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Those of you who have never been to India... it takes 15 days to get anything done there that would otherwise take a day or two in the rest of the world. You have to get this approval, that stamp, dine the right people, re-negotiate deals that you thought were sealed and so on. Updating an airport in India is not the same process as building one in Hong Kong or Malaysia.

Just 15 days? You must be dining and wining all the right people then.

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Besides I read this article on Air Deccan in an well established Indian paper about how it is bleeding money.

As are all Indian carriers except, perhaps, Jet and Indian.
And this is largely because carriers are eating up high ATF costs (the ATF taxes alone are 25% of the cost of ATF). There are still old-line socialists in the Government of India with the phony belief that poverty = piety, who think that all air travel is an exclusive privilege for the wealthy (even as they line their own pockets with graft). These people need to be sidelined to lower ATF charges to allow Indian carriers to break even and prosper.
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Wed May 09, 2007 12:01 am

Well, depends on the future of airtravel in the country, will the Indian gov still keep the lucrative Gulfstates for
AI and IA?
More A380 could mean better options for tourists.
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Wed May 09, 2007 12:40 am

At the end of the day, where oh where will Emirates be sending many of their A380s?

Why, the Indian slave labor market, of course.

As Dubai and the rest of the Gulf keep building newer and crazier stuff for their ever expanding infrastructure, who else but the South Asian slave labor market will be doing all the heavy lifting.

So, either Indian operators jump in and start getting a slice of the pie, or they watch while Emirates et al, get rich off the fat of the land.
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Wed May 09, 2007 2:55 am

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 30):
So, either Indian operators jump in and start getting a slice of the pie, or they watch while Emirates et al, get rich off the fat of the land.

I'll bet my money on the former...

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Wed May 09, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 15):
Quoting Tonyban (Reply 14):
what other better way to move a billion peopl

Overwhelming majority of them will never fly.... India's population is still mostly rural. You don't need A380 to move the other 200 million middle-class. Trains are still the first choice of travel for most Indians.

Schipholjfk, I know the majority of Indians will never fly. My comment was merely a tongue in cheek type parody to India's large population and the way they hang onto trains for dear life. I am Indian myself. I know the way things work in India.
 
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Wed May 09, 2007 3:35 am

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Capt G.R. Gopinath, was on the flight from Toulouse and he showed an interest in operating the aircraft in India in an all-economy configuration. Capt Gopinath is convinced that Air Deccan can offer fares that are lower than what are charged by the Rajdhani Express trains if they operate the A380 aircraft," Mr Leahy said.

He already mentioned his interest in the A380 before and called it "train of the skies" in an interview with the French/German TV Station Arte last year.
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Wed May 09, 2007 3:44 am

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 30):
Why, the Indian slave labor market, of course.

...and Pakistan..... Wink
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Wed May 09, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Capt Gopinath is convinced that Air Deccan can offer fares that are lower than what are charged by the Rajdhani Express trains if they operate the A380 aircraft

As many mentioned above, where would they fly??? Apart from a very few metro airports, there is no room for the A380 at Indian airports.

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
It (747 for domestic) may no longer be in vogue in Japan but why not configure an A380D for the burgeoning Indian market?

Well, 747s (744s) may no longer be a hit in Japan; however, I hardly think this has much to do with unviability of large planes / short routes. The 744s have been replaced by 773s that aren't that much smaller than the 744, but just have the nice feature of only two enignes

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 18):
I have been to Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Chennai. I know exactly what you are talking about. That is why I said, BOM and DEL will be updated.

Upgrade of DEL: Already on the way, and stands a good chance. BOM: The day it snows in Goa! Updating BOM is very difficult for practical as well as political reasons, and nothing is currently on the way, really, just a lot of talking.

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 18):
I have very little faith in India, but I think they can get those 2 projects done by 2012 at latest.

I have a lot of faith in India, but not in terms of infrastructure construction!  Smile DEL by 2012 indeed possible, BOM no way.

Quoting Vincewy (Reply 23):
Has the government been looking seriously at high speed rail?

As mentioned above only viable on shorter distances. The most likely would be AMD-BDQ-BOM (550 kms); also because it would be fairly high yield (BOM is the economic centre of the country; Gujaratis have the $$$...). However, from what I've heard it's far too expensive still to do. Besides, the trip can be done today in 7 hours, not bad in competition with air travel considering the hassles of flying when you're not in the air.

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Wed May 09, 2007 11:25 am

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 35):
Updating BOM is very difficult for practical as well as political reasons, and nothing is currently on the way, really, just a lot of talking

Currently Residents are being shifted to Readymade Homes out of the Area.But it'll def take more time.
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Wed May 09, 2007 2:09 pm

Interesting news in todays papers that Flyington freighters is considering buying the A380 Freighter.. !

http://www.business-standard.com/com...r&autono=283857&subLeft=1&leftnm=1
 
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RE: Jet, Air India, Deccan Interested In A380

Sun May 13, 2007 5:58 pm

Somehow I feel most operators don't realise that starting an Airline is not just buying an Aircraft.Its got to do with a lot of regulations & a good Mx setup or get a good Mx setup to handle things.

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RE: Jet, Air India, Deccan Interested In A380

Sun May 13, 2007 8:29 pm

So could Chennai be a good base of service center for A380, isn´t there empty land (hilly though) just south of the airport if
I recall right from my only visit there, https://www.airliners.net/open.file/1161659/M/
Lot of airlines will fly past Chennai with A380, Malaysian Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways to mention a few.

[Edited 2007-05-13 13:37:05]
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