Germany-based full service carrier Lufthansa Airlines plans to operate an Airbus 380 on India route from winter this year, a senior airlines official said.
Lufthansa received its first Airbus 380 (out of the total 15 on order), which it plans to operate on its Johannesberg route.
"We are looking forward to operating the aircraft into India during the winter schedule," Lufthansa German Airlines' Director, South Asia, Axel Hilgers, told reporters here today.
The airline's winter schedule in India starts from October 29 and lasts up to March every year.
"Maybe, we are not 100 per cent ready to fly on November 1. But I hope we fly in the winter schedule. It may be January or February....," Hilgers said.
The deployment, however, is subject to regulatory approvals and New Delhi Airport's preparedness to operate such a big aircraft, he said.