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Kingfisher Airlines Launches Flights From Mumbai to London

 

Mr Rajesh Verma, Executive Vice-President, Kingfisher Airlines Limited hands over the boarding pass to the first Guest of  Kingfisher Airlines Mumbai-London inaugural flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Terminal today (January 5, 2009)
Mr Rajesh Verma, Executive Vice-President, Kingfisher Airlines Limited hands over the boarding pass to the first Guest of Kingfisher Airlines Mumbai-London inaugural flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Terminal today (January 5, 2009)


Mumbai, January 5, 2009 - Kingfisher Airlines, India’s first Five Star Airline, rated by Skytrax today launched daily direct flights between Mumbai and London. Guests traveling on this route can now experience Five Star service, thanks to the unique flying experience offered by Kingfisher Airlines. The aircraft is configured in two classes with 30 seats in Kingfisher First and 187 seats in Kingfisher Class.

The flights are very conveniently timed with the flight from Mumbai taking off at 13:45 hours local time and arriving at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4 at 17:55 hours local time. The flight from London Heathrow will take off at 20:30 hours and arrive at Mumbai the next day at 11:00 hours.

The flights on the Mumbai-London sector will be operated using a brand new Airbus A330-200, widely billed as the best A330 ever built for any airline. Configured in two classes, Kingfisher First and Kingfisher Class, the spacious full-length wide-bodied twin aisle cabin of the A330-200 has gone to great lengths to make flying feel a more natural and pleasurable experience.

Cabin Features:

‘Kingfisher First’ cabin features

‘Kingfisher Class’ cabin features

  An in-seat massager on every seat
  Touch screen controls
  Mood lighting with starry sky
  In-seat chargers

  KFC- in seat chargers
  Mood lighting


As India’s first and only Five Star Airline, in true Kingfisher Airlines style, the service on board ‘Kingfisher First’ features:

  • A social area comprising a full-fledged bar staffed with a bartender and a break-out seating area just nearby, fitted with 2 couches and bar stools
  • Any-time dining
  • A 5-course meal featuring amongst other delicacies and fine cuisine:
    • Fresh cut fruit
    • Low-cal meal options
    • A choice of the finest wines, spirits and liquor
    • Service for jacket ironing on-board
    • Spectacle  cleaning
    • Shopping on board
    • Merino wool blankets
    • Noise cancellation headphones by BOSE

Service on board the A330-200 in the ‘Kingfisher Class’ cabin will feature:

  • Business class meals in economy (larger portions)
  • International cabin crew
  • Full length moda acrylic blankets
  • Full size pillow
  • The state-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment system on board this A330-200 boasts AVOD touch screen controls and offers a total of 357 hours of programming and content spread over 36 channels.

Some of the other technical data and facts about the A330-200 are:
  • Seat configuration:  Kingfisher First- 30  / Kingfisher Class - 187
  • Seat Pitch in  Kingfisher First – 78 inches / Kingfisher Class - 34 inches
  • Seat Recline: Kingfisher First - 180 degree Flat Bed / Kingfisher Class -  25 degrees, (6 inches)
  • Seat Width: Kingfisher First  - 20 to 24.54 inches / Kingfisher Class - 18 inches
  • IFE screen: Kingfisher First - 17 inches / Kingfisher Class -  10.6 inches
  • Washrooms- 8 ( 4 + 4)

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 only airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment on every seat, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV 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 manufacturer of alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits) and the second largest drinks group in the world.
 
Kingfisher Airlines covers all segments of air travel from value fares to premium fares and offers the most flights by any single airline network in India. With a fleet of 87 aircraft, Kingfisher Airlines connects 72 cities and operates 438 flights a day

For further information, members of the media may please contact:

Prakash Mirpuri
Sr. General Manager -Corporate Media Relations,
The UB Group, Mumbai
Wire line: +91-22-22841520 (D)/ 022-22824156 Ext. 215
Cell: 98210 91715

Email: prakash.mirpuri@flykingfisher.com

 

Shefali Mehta
IPAN – Mumbai
Cell: 9819410990
Landline: 022-40661781

Email: shefali.mehta@ipan.com

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