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30th, Oct 2007
Kingfisher Airlines Names Deepika Padukone as Brand Ambassador       

Deepika Padukone to be the face of Kingfisher Airlines
 
Mumbai, October 30, 2007—Kingfisher Airlines, India’s favourite airline today announced that it has signed on talented Bollywood debutante Deepika Padukone. Billed as the most promising newcomer ever in tinsel town, Deepika Padukone will now become the face of Kingfisher Airlines. Thanks to her huge fan following and the connect that Deepika enjoys with the youth, she will quite naturally mirror the hopes, aspirations and lifestyle needs of the new and young generation of Indians who are now literally taking to the skies.
 
Not merely a passive brand ambassador, the move to sign on Deepika is conceived as an initiative that aims to serve guests better and to pro-actively offer them the best experience in the world, Kingfisher Airlines has carved out a very specific persona for the Kingfisher Airlines Brand Ambassador. The Kingfisher Airlines Brand Ambassador is a young, dedicated and extremely committed individual who aspires to be the best and typically personifies excellence in the chosen field in terms of high standards of work and who has demonstrated unmatched potential to emerge a leader in the chosen field. Consequently, the individual would enjoy a huge following and would appeal to a range of wide audiences and niche audiences.
 
Sharing the motivation behind the introduction of this initiative and giving insights into how Deepika is a perfect fit for the brand, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited, said “Kingfisher Airlines in the short span of 29 months, has firmly established itself as a market leader while setting new service benchmarks. Deepika Padukone, the Kingfisher Airlines Brand Ambassador, personifies the brand values of Kingfisher Airlines and what it stands for.”
 
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. The appointment of Deepika Padukone as the Kingfisher Airlines Brand Ambassador is yet another step in the direction of Kingfisher Airlines strengthening and deepening the unique understanding and insights that it has about the needs and aspirations of consumers in India. 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. Kingfisher Airlines flies to 34 cities and offers over 208 flights daily with a fleet of 34 brand new aircraft.

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

PR Agency for Kingfisher Airlines
IPAN, Mumbai
Archana Thomas / +91 9322702013 / archana.thomas@ipan.com
Sandesh Advani / +91 98201 94678 / sandesh.advani@ipan.com

For more information on Kingfisher Airlines / The UB Group
Prakash Mirpuri
Senior General Manager - Corporate Media Relations, The UB Group

Wireline: +91-22-22841520 / Mobile: +91 9821091715 / pmirpuri@ubmail.com
 

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