Daily direct flights from Bangalore and Chennai to Colombo
Mumbai, 19 January, 2009: Kingfisher Airlines, India’s first and only Five Star Airline, rated by Skytrax today extended its international footprint by launching daily direct flights from Bangalore to Colombo and Chennai to Colombo. Guests traveling on this route can now experience Five Star service, thanks to the unique flying experience offered by Kingfisher Airlines. The flights on these two new routes will be operated using brand new Airbus A320 aircraft featuring personalized in-flight entertainment on every seat, gourmet cuisine and Five Star service at the hands of a warm and thoroughly professional cabin crew.
The flights are conveniently timed with the departure from Bangalore at 3.00 pm in the afternoon and reaching Colombo at 4.20 pm and the return flight takes off from Colombo at 9.15 am and reaches Bangalore at 10.30 am. Also from Chennai, there is a daily departure at 06.45 am reaching Colombo at 8.05 am with a return flight at 5.30 pm that gets into Chennai at 06.45 pm. The launch of these flights will not only cater to the leisure travelers but will also cater to entrepreneurs and traders frequently flying on these routes. With these convenient timings, guests from Colombo can also enjoy easy access to India’s widest airline network.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Siva Ramachandran – Vice President Global Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome Colombo as the latest destination in our global network, and we look forward to extending our hospitality to guests on this new service. The warm relationship between India and Sri Lanka has grown over the years, and we believe the introduction of Kingfisher Airlines’ new service will help foster even closer bilateral trade and tourism ties. The initial response to the launch of these new flights has been extremely encouraging and we look forward to rapidly establishing our presence in the Sri Lankan market”
The introduction of these flights marks the continuation of the second phase of international route expansion plans of Kingfisher Airlines. Earlier on January 5 2009, Kingfisher Airlines launched daily direct services between Mumbai and London Heathrow. In the first phase of the roll out of its international route network, Kingfisher Airlines commenced services from Bangalore to London Heathrow.
Ever since its launch in May 2005, Kingfisher Airlines has blazed a trail of innovations and introduced a range of market-firsts that have completely redefined the whole experience of flying. By elevating its customers to a level of being ‘guests’ and not just passengers, Kingfisher Airlines has endeared itself to consumers. A growing testimony of this is the numerous awards and recognitions that Kingfisher Airlines has won at domestic as well as International level.
About Kingfisher Airlines:
Kingfisher Airlines is India’s first and only 5-Star airline, rated by Skytrax, and the only one to offer a premium first class. Besides being the first and only airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment on every seat, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV with 16 channels of live and exciting content. The airline has received numerous awards for innovation, customer responsiveness and was voted the “Best New Airline of the Year”, within months of its launch. Kingfisher Airlines is a part of the UB Group that is one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence. The UB Group is also the largest Indian alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits) company and the second largest drinks group in the world.
Kingfisher Airlines covers all segments of air travel from low fares to premium service and offers most flights by any single airline network in India. With a fleet of 87 aircraft, Kingfisher Airlines connects 73 cities and operates 442 flights a day.
New Services Launched With Effect from January 19, 2009
» All flights timings shown are local timings and unless indicated
otherwise, all flights operate daily services.
» Fares are given in Indian Rupees and fares shown are return fares
for travel in Kingfisher Class, unless otherwise indicated.
» Our current Applicable Fees, Taxes & Surcharge @ INR 2623 & INR
3693 for Chennai and Bangalore respectively per return ticket are
» Flight schedules & aircraft type are subject to change without prior
Guests are advised to check flight details including departure
timings closer to their date of travel.
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