India lifts ban on superjumbo jets

India has lifted a ban on Airbus superjumbo planes, allowing flights on the world’s largest passenger jet into New Delhi, Mumbai and two other cities.

India had restricted flights on Airbus A380s in 2008 to help struggling domestic carriers cope with global competition.

Only airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore can accommodate the double-decker planes, which can seat up to 850.

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