The first flight came after the government in January 2014 allowed Airbus A380 to fly into the country. The civil aviation ministry had lifted the ban imposed in 2008 on the ground that operation of A380s could work against the interest of Indian passenger carriers.
Other major international passenger carriers such as Emirates and Lufthansa have shown interest in operating A380 aircraft in India on various international routes.
At present only four airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore - have the required infrastructure for handling A380 operations.
The super jumbo can accommodate up to 853 passengers in a single-class configuration and a capacity of 525 passengers in a three-class configuration.