Kingfisher Airlines Launches Direct Flights from Chennai to Salem

Becomes the only airline to offer air connectivity between Chennai and Salem

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Kingfisher Airlines guest being welcomed at the Salem airport today with the traditional aarti tika ceremony on the occassion of the launch of Kingfisher Airlines daily direct flights connecting Chennai to Salem.

Chennai, November 15, 2009 –Kingfisher Airlines, India's only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, today launched daily direct flights from Chennai to Salem. With the launch of flights on this route, Kingfisher Airlines is the only airline to offer flights between Chennai and Salem. The flights are being operated using the ATR family of aircraft featuring the award-winning Kingfisher Experience.

The flights between Chennai and Salem are being operated as Kingfisher Red service. The Kingfisher Red service is a unique class of low fare flying from Kingfisher Airlines and offers guests a whole host of benefits, besides the renowned Kingfisher service at compelling low fares. The Kingfisher Red service features complimentary hot, delicious food and a choice of beverages, reading material, frequent flier privileges and multiple check-in options.

The flights are conveniently timed with flight, IT 4737 departing from Chennai at 2.50 pm and arriving in Salem at 3:50 pm. The return flight, IT 4738 takes off from Salem at 4:20 pm and reaches Chennai at 5.20 pm..

Commenting on the launch of the new sector, Mr. Prakash Mirpuri, Vice President-Corporate Communications, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of Kingfisher Airlines’ new service from Chennai to Salem. The launch of this route marks the first time ever that any airline is operating flights between these two cities. With our excellent onward connectivity, we expect that these flights will offer businessmen and political leaders a convenient option. This new direct flight will offer travelers an easier and more convenient way to get to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad from Salem via Chennai.”

Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of the air travel ranging from low-fare service - Kingfisher Red, to the premium economy service - Kingfisher Class, to the luxurious Kingfisher First. As India’s market leading airline, Kingfisher Airlines offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India.  Kingfisher Airlines connects 67 cities in India and 7 international destinations and has over 360 daily departures with a fleet of 69 aircraft.

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 only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, and the only one to offer premium first class service on domestic routes. Besides being the first and only airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment on every seat, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV on many domestic routes in India with 16 channels of live and exciting content. The airline 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 a part of the UB Group that is one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence. The UB Group is also the largest Indian alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits) company and the third largest drinks group in the world.

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