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02nd, Nov 2007
Kingfisher Airlines Expands Route Network With The Introduction of Services on Three New Routes        

Launches Daily Services From Chennai to Port Blair; Kolkata to Port Blair and Chennai to Kolkata

Port Blair, November 2, 2007 Kingfisher Airlines, India `s favourite airline today announced that it has further expanded its route network with the introduction of three new services. The newly introduced services connect Port Blair, the picturesque capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to two key cities, Chennai and Kolkatta. Kingfisher Airlines will operate a daily service on both these routes.

Kingfisher Airlines also announced the introduction of a new service from Kolkata to Chennai. With the addition of these new services, Kingfisher Airlines now connects 34 cities with over 208 f lights a day on the wings of a fleet of 34 brand new aircraft.

Commenting on the launch of these new routes, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted that Kingfisher Airlines has introduced two new flights to the pristine tropical paradise that has earned the distinction of being regarded as a naturalist`s haven. In the short period of 29 months since its launch, Kingfisher Airlines has won 27 international and national awards and accolades and is today a clear market leader. It is only fitting that travellers from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and inbound visitors now have the option to fly to Port Blair on their favourite airline which has redefined the whole experience of flying”.

Mr. V. Raja, Global Sales Head-Kingfisher Airlines Limited, added, “The launch of these three new services is consistent with our goal of tapping emerging routes and offering convenient and frequent services that cater to the unmet needs of air travellers in India. Given the tourism potential of the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the strategic and historic importance of these islands, we see potential to develop and grow a market for these routes while simultaneously exploring virgin market segments that would typically fly to the islands. We look forward to growing this market”.

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 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 27 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 its significant investment in Air Deccan, the Kingfisher-Air Deccan Group is India `s largest domestic airline connecting 69 cities and offering over 558 flights daily with a fleet of 78 aircraft.

For more information on Kingfisher Airlines, please visit www.flykingfisher.com

Effective date: October 28, 2007

Kolkata To Portblair

Flt No

Origin

Destination

Dep.

Arr.

DOW

IT 531

CCU

IXZ

09.45

11.45

DAILY

IT 530

IXZ

CCU

07.05

09.05

DAILY

 

Sector

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Kolkata – Port Blair

4775

5750

6975

7575

8800

10,100

12,490

 

Chennai to Portblair

Flt No

Origin

Destination

Dep.

Arr.

DOW

IT 711

MAA

IXZ

04.30

06.35

DAILY

IT 2892

IXZ

MAA

12.15

14.30

DAILY

 

Sector

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Chennai – Port Blair

4000

4400

5300

6450

7000

8125

9275

11,520

Note: Fares shown are one-way and are given in Indian Rupees. Taxes @ Rs. 750 per ticket are extra.

For further information, members of the media may contact:

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

PR Agency -IPAN - Mumbai
Archana Thomas
Mobile : +91 9322702013
email: archana.thomas@ipan.com

 

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