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12th, Oct 2007
Kingfisher Airlines Augments Cargo Warehouse Network        

Inaugurates Dedicated Cargo Warehouse Facility in Goa

Goa, October 12, 2007 —Kingfisher Cargo, a division of Kingfisher Airlines, the internationally acclaimed airline from India, today augmented its nationwide cargo network with the inauguration of a full-fledged, state-of-the-art cargo warehouse in Goa.  

With the launch of this fully equipped warehouse, complete with an X-Ray machine, weighing equipment and specialized staff, the warehouse which is located in close proximity to Goa airport (around 1 km from the airport), Kingfisher Cargo is now geared up to handle the special needs of outbound cargo from Goa.

Commenting on the latest addition to the network of Kingfisher Cargo warehouses, Mr. Vijay Nair, General Manager-Cargo, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “Kingfisher Cargo currently offers one of the most reliable domestic Airport-to-Airport cargo products in the air cargo industry today. Besides offering multiple, value added services to suit the cargo needs of clients on all routes served by Kingfisher Airlines in India, Kingfisher Cargo provides safe, on-time and efficient airfreight transportation backed by our state-of-the-art Kingfisher Cargo Airline system in order to make the complete process more user-friendly. ”

“The addition of this dedicated cargo facility in Goa marks yet another milestone in the ambitious plans of Kingfisher Cargo to scale up our presence around the country. Kingfisher Cargo offers a wide range of services to its customers by way of General Cargo and Courier as well as various other customized air logistic products which are tailor made to benefit its clients. The Goa facility is expected to cater to the increasing demand for enhanced capacity both in and out of Goa”, added Mr. Nair.

The array of products and services offered by Kingfisher Cargo includes General Cargo Services that cater to all types of general cargo like garments, textiles, spare parts, computer chips, electronic items and foodstuff. Customer-focused innovations and initiatives for this segment include guaranteed capacity, ‘flown-as-booked`, personalized service, special storage areas and security escorts for handling special  types of cargo. In addition to this, Kingfisher Cargo caters to the “On-Board Courier Segment” with a phalanx of special on- board services especially customized for sending smaller consignments which are time-sensitive in nature.

Initiatives like a dedicated web-based portal ‘Kingfisher Airlines Cargo System`, an industry-first in the Indian domestic cargo sector and the facility to track shipments on-line have earned Kingfisher Cargo the distinction of being widely acclaimed as a partner that offers one of the finest cargo products in the market with high-end technology and complete logistical solutions. Kingfisher Cargo offers belly capacity on a brand new fleet of technologically superior aircraft.

Kingfisher Cargo has just won an award in the category “Best Cargo Operator of the Year (Commercial Airline)” at the recently concluded 2007 Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave. These prestigious awards are governed by an advisory board comprising eminent members from the user industries and the express and logistics industry.

About Kingfisher Airlines
Kingfisher Airlines is India`s favorite airline and the only one to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes. Besides being the first and the only airline to offer in-flight entertainment on every seat in the domestic skies, Kingfisher Airlines is the only one to offer LIVE TV with 16 channels of live & exciting content. Kingfisher Airlines has received over two dozen awards for innovation, customer responsiveness and was voted the “Best New Airline of the Year” within months of its launch.

Kingfisher Airlines is part of The UB Group which is one of India`s largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence. The UB Group is also the largest Indian manufacturer of beverage alcohol (beer & spirits) and the second largest drinks Group in the world.

Kingfisher Airlines flies to 32 cities and offers over 200 flights daily with a fleet of 31 brand new aircraft. With its significant investment in Air Deccan, the Kingfisher-Air Deccan Group is India`s largest domestic airline connecting 69 cities and offering over 550 flights daily with a fleet of 75 aircraft. For more information on Kingfisher Cargo and on Kingfisher Airlines, please visit www.flykingfisher.com

For more information, on Kingfisher Airlines, members of the media may contact:

Prakash Mirpuri
Sr. General Manager-Corporate Media Relations, The UB Group
Wire line: +91-22-2284 1520 / Mobile: +91-98210-91715 / pmirpuri@ubmail.com

PR Agency for Kingfisher Airlines:
IPAN-Mumbai
Sandesh Advani/+91 9820194678/ sandesh.advani@ipan.com
Archana Thomas/+91 9322702013/archana.thomas@ipan .com
 

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