09th, Apr 2008
Kingfisher Airlines Expands Route Network with the Introduction of Services on 6 New Routes       
Launches a Daily Direct Flight Connecting Mumbai to Chandigarh
Launches two daily direct flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad
Mumbai, April 9, 2008-Kingfisher Airlines, India`s first and only 5-Star airline, rated by Skytrax, today announced that it will be launching services on six new sectors and that it will add Chandigarh to the network of cities served by it.
Effective April 14, 2008, Kingfisher Airlines will offer daily direct flights from Mumbai to Chandigarh. The launch of services to Chandigarh marks the launch of operations for Kingfisher Airlines in Chandigarh. Kingfisher Airlines will also launch a daily direct flight between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The flights on this new route will be operated using brand new Airbus A320 family aircraft featuring personalized in-flight entertainment on every seat, gourmet cuisine and world class service.
Besides this, Kingfisher Airlines will also introduce services on 5 other routes. For the first time, it will offer a daily same day return flight between New Delhi and Chandigarh and a daily direct flight between Delhi and Goa. It will also add one more daily direct flight between New Delhi and Hyderabad taking the total number of daily flights on that route to three flights a day.
With the launch of these new services, Kingfisher Airlines will now have 250 departures a day and will serve 39 destinations with a fleet of 42 brand new aircraft.
Commenting on the launch of these new sectors, Mr. Siva Ramachandran - Vice President Global Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, ~The new daily direct flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh will cater to discerning corporate flyers between the nation`s commercial capital and Chandigarh. Besides corporate flyers, we expect our services to Chandigarh to cater to tourists alike, especially since Chandigarh is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh, an acknowledged tourist haven. The new flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will cater to the rapidly growing segment of small and medium enterprise owner-promoters and corporate travelers who can now travel with their favourite airline~.
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.
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 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 offers LIVE TV with 16 channels of live & exciting content. Kingfisher Airlines 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 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.
With the merger of Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan, the airline covers all segments of air travel from low fares to premium fares and offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. From April 14, 2008, the combined entity will connect 62 cities and have 480 daily departures.
New Services To Be Launched With Effect From April 14, 2008
Origin Destination Flight No. Depart Arrive Aircraft Type

Fares Starting

Mumbai Chandigarh IT 605 14:50 17:05 A319 Rs 4585 + taxes, fees and Surcharges
Chandigarh Mumbai IT 600 11:00 13:15 A319 Rs 4585 + taxes, fees and Surcharges
Mumbai Ahmedabad IT 134 5:15 6:15 A 319 Rs 2925+ taxes, fees and Surcharges
Ahmedabad Mumbai IT 135 9:00 10:00 A 319 Rs 2925+ taxes, fees and Surcharges
Mumbai Ahmedabad IT 136 19:10 20:10 A 319 Rs 2925+ taxes, fees and Surcharges
Ahmedabad Mumbai IT 137 22:55 00:05 A 319 Rs 2925+ taxes, fees and Surcharges
Note to Editors:
  • 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 one-way fares for travel in Kingfisher Class, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Our current Applicable Fees, Taxes & Surcharge @ Rs. 2375/ - per ticket are extra.
  • Flight schedules & aircraft type are subject to change without prior notice. Guests are advised to check flight details including departure timings closer to their date of travel.
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The UB Group, Mumbai
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