Kingfisher Airlines, India`s favourite airline, today announced that it will be launching daily non-stop flights connecting Udaipur with Mumbai. With the launch of these new services, Kingfisher Airlines will have 248 departures a day with a route network serving 43 destinations with a fleet of 39 brand new aircraft. The total number of weekly flights operated by Kingfisher Airlines across its entire route network goes up to 1724 with 28 flights operating out of Udaipur.
These flights will commence from January 3, 2008 and will be operated using a brand new Airbus A319 aircraft with Kingfisher Class featuring personalized in-flight entertainment on every seat, gourmet cuisine and world class service.
Currently, Kingfisher Airlines connects Udaipur with Aurangabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The launch of a daily service to Mumbai comes within weeks of Kingfisher Airlines` launch of operations in Udaipur.
Commenting on the launch of yet another series of new sectors, Mr. Siva Ramachandran, Vice President-Global Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "The launch of new flights connecting Udaipur-widely acknowledged as the Venice of the East and quite clearly one of India`s most celebrated tourist destinations-with Mumbai will ensure that travellers between these two cities can now experience India`s favourite airline and enjoy the convenience of daily direct flights. The Mumbai-Udaipur-Mumbai sector has huge potential and will cater to the growing segment of the traders and small and medium entrepreneurs and visiting tourists alike. The launch of this new service will also mean that inbound travelers into Rajasthan will now have more convenient access to neighboring and outlying destinations of historic and cultural importance including popular destinations like Shri Nathdwara, the great 17th century great Vaishnavite shrine, Chittorgarh Fort, Mount Abu, the Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary and Rishabhdeo, a famous Jain pilgrimage center".
The new services connecting Udaipur to Mumbai and Mumbai to Udaipur will be operating at very convenient afternoon timings in both directions. The launch of this new route by Kingfisher Airlines will also mean that guests flying from Bangalore, Cochin Kolkotta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore & Mangalore into Udaipur will now be able to avail of a much wider choice of connecting flights from these cities, into Udaipur. Similarly, guests intending to fly out from Udaipur to any of these cities will now be able to enjoy a much wider choice of connecting flights on the same day.
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 its guests.
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 30 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 Deccan, the Kingfisher-Deccan Group is India`s largest domestic airline group connecting 75 cities and offering over 570 flights daily with a fleet of 80 aircraft. For more information on Kingfisher Airlines, please visit www.flykingfisher.com
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