23rd, May 2006
Kingfisher Airlines introduces new flights connecting 3 important cities in South India       

Kingfisher Airlines also becomes the first and only airline to connect Chennai and Mangalore by air

Mumbai May 23, 2006 - Kingfisher Airlines India`s fastest growing private carrier, today launched direct daily services connecting Bangalore to Mangalore and Mangalore to Chennai, using its brand new ATR -72-500 aircraft which have just been inducted into its fleet. Kingfisher Airlines also became the only airline to start direct flights between Chennai and Mangalore.

With a daily flight in each direction, these new routes will provide convenient service for business and leisure travelers alike. With the launch of these new routes, Kingfisher Airlines will be operating more than 70 flights daily across 15 destinations.

Commenting on the launch of these new routes, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "With the launch of these new routes Kingfisher Airlines will be able to meet the growing demand for connectivity between important cities in South India. We have introduced direct flight between Mangalore and Chennai, a crucial sector never serviced by any airline before. Kingfisher Airlines has completed a successful year of operations in the Indian skies, with a lot of firsts to its credit. I assure you there`s much more to come."

"We believe this connectivity will boost business as well as leisure and tourist traffic. We expect to provide more connectivity and flight options across our network in the months ahead" said Manoj Chacko, General Manager - Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited


About Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines is India`s first and only private airline to receive the prestigious, `Best New Airline of the Year` award in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region from Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). Kingfisher Airlines has also been voted as the 3rd Most Successful Brand Launch of the Year 2005, in the annual Brand Derby Survey conducted by India`s leading business daily-Business Standard. In another Survey conducted by and Brand Reporter, Kingfisher was voted as the 7th Buzziest Brand of 2005 amongst 2000 leading national and international brands. More recently, Kingfisher Airlines has bagged the "Service Excellence for a New Airline" award from Skytrax, a UK based specialist global air transport advisor.

The latest addition to the list of laurels is the "Best New Domestic Airline for Excellent Services and Cuisine" award from Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), the biggest travel writers` organization, representing members from 70 countries across the globe, that conducts independent annual surveys across various industries related with Travel and Tourism in order to select the best in each category. Kingfisher Airlines commenced operations on May 9th, 2005 with a brand new fleet of aircraft. Kingfisher Airlines offers Full Service at True Value and promises an unparalleled experience to the Indian air traveler. On offer are extra-wide seats and spacious leg room, delicious gourmet meals, international-class cabin crew and a whole host of comforts and delights. Kingfisher Airlines also facilitates doorstep delivery of tickets on guest request. Kingfisher Airlines has further raised the bar by introducing the Indian business traveler to a premium product- Kingfisher First, the finest experience in the Indian skies. For more information on Kingfisher Airlines log on to Fly the Good Times with Kingfisher Airlines.


Fares and Flight schedules

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SectorLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5Bangalore - Mangalore 1575 23752775 31753875Chennai - Mangalore 31254125512561257125

Note: Fares shown are one-way and are given in Indian Rupees. Taxes @ Rs. 525 per ticket are extra.


Sector Flight No.Departure Arrival Bangalore - Mangalore IT 244109:4010:45Mangalore - Bangalore IT 2442 17:05 18:10Chennai - Mangalore IT 244413:25 15:15Mangalore - Chennai IT 244311:15 12:55

For further information, members of the media may contact:

In Delhi

Ritu Bararia, Sr. Manager PR and Corporate Affairs,
Kingfisher Airlines Ltd
Handphone +91 93508 66639

PR Agency

Prakash Mirpuri, IPAN, Mumbai, Handphone + 91 98210 91715 /