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Kingfisher Airlines teams Up with Hilton HHonors®

For the First Time, Earn Both King Miles and Hilton HHonors Points

for the Same Stay!


Mumbai, 12 January, 2009: Kingfisher Airlines, India's first and only 5-Star airline, rated by Skytrax today announced its alliance with Hilton HHonors the guest rewards program for the more than 3,000 Hilton Family Hotels worldwide.   The new alliance allows members of King Club, frequent flyer programme of Kingfisher Airlines, to earn both King Miles and HHonors points when they stay at Hilton Family of hotels. Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards programme in the world that lets members earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates.


Hilton Family hotels are among the most well-known and well-respected brands in the industry including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton by Hilton®, Hilton Garden Inn™, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, and The Waldorf = Astoria Collection™ hotels.


Commenting on this alliance, Ms. Anshu Sarin, Deputy General Manager – King Club, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “At King Club, our vision is to deliver unmatchable and innovative benefits across the world to our members, in collaboration with leading national and international brands The alliance with Hilton HHonors is yet another initiative that promises to reward our guests.”


“We are constantly looking for ways to provide our members with options,” said Adam Burke, senior vice president, customer loyalty, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “Now, HHonors members who frequently fly with Kingfisher Airlines can enjoy earning both King Miles and HHonors points when they stay at Hilton Family hotels around the world.”


King Club and Hilton HHonors members can earn Points and Miles® in either of the following ways:

  • Points & Variable Miles:  Earn 10 HHonors points and 1 King Mile for every eligible dollar charged to room at all Hilton Family hotels.
  • Points & Fixed Miles:  Members regularly earn 10 HHonors points for every eligible dollar charged to room and 500 King Miles per stay (100 miles at Hampton and Homewood). 

Since earning Points & Variable Miles can maximize points and King Miles during longer stays and Points & Fixed Miles may offer more King Miles during shorter stays, HHonors members have the opportunity to change their earnings style with every stay.


King Club, the frequent flyer programme of Kingfisher Airlines, has today come to be regarded as one of the most rewarding programme in its space and offers its members an unparalleled level of ‘earn and redeem’ benefits. In order to start earning King Miles and HHonors points, consumers can enrol in Hilton HHonors at HiltonHHonors.com.  Hilton HHonors members need to then sign into their HHonors account and select Kingfisher Airlines as their preferred airline partner and ensure that they present their King Club membership card at the time of check-in.


In addition to earning Points & King Miles, King Club members who are also HHonors members can now convert their HHonors points into King Miles.  For every 10,000 Hilton HHonors points King Club members can make an exchange for 1,000 King Miles.  Every additional or subsequent conversion has to be in multiples of 10,000 Hilton HHonors points. In order to complete an exchange, members can contact the Hilton HHonors Customer Service Centre at asiahhonors@hilton.com.


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 73 cities and operates 442 flights a day.


About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors® is an esteemed guest reward programme that gives frequent travelers a fast way to earn the rewards they want most.  It is the only guest reward programme to offer Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates with no capacity controls at more than 3,000 hotels. Enrolled members can Double Dip® to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay, at nearly any rate, at participating Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton by Hilton®, Hilton Garden Inn™, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™ and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™ hotels around the world.  In addition to redeeming HHonors points for complimentary nights, Hilton HHonors members can also redeem points for merchandise, vacation packages, unique experience rewards and more.


Hilton HHonors® membership, earning of Points & Miles® and redemption of points are subject toHHonors Terms and Conditions. ©2008 Hilton Hotels Corporation

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

Prakash Mirpuri
Sr. General Manager -Corporate Media Relations,
The UB Group, Mumbai
Wire line: +91-22-2284 1520

Email: prakash.mirpuri@flykingfisher.com

Shefali Mehta / Sabina Lama
IPAN – Mumbai
Cell: 9819410990 / 9819592389
Landline: 022-40661781 / 779

Email: mailto:shefali.mehta@ipan.com sabina.lama@ipan.com

 

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