Rusty Jets on Tarmac Show India Beer Baron's Fallen Empire

  • How taxes, state restrictions and poor management sank airline
  • Indian carriers hampered by rules Vijay Mallya lobbied against

Kingfisher Airlines planes at a flooded Chennai airport on Dec. 2, 2015.

Source: Indian Air Force

In an airfield in southern India, seven planes of the failed Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. rust away -- relics of a former billionaire’s ambition and emblems of the complex regulations that hamper Indian aviation.

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