Kingfisher Airlines to launch flights between Sholapur & Mumbai

              Flights to commence from February 17, 2009

Sholapur, February 10, 2009:   Kingfisher Airlines, India’s first and only 5-Star airline, rated by Skytrax, today announced that it would commence flights connecting Sholapur with Mumbai. To herald the launch of this new route, Kingfisher Airlines operated a special commemorative flight from Sholapur to Mumbai.

The services will be operated four times a week and will be operated with Kingfisher Red Service using an ATR aircraft. On board, guests will get complimentary hot and filling food. Guests can earn miles every time they fly and these King Miles can be redeemed for free tickets. What’s more, Kingfisher Airlines provides all this and a lot more at the price of a low fare ticket.

Commenting on the launch of this new route, Mr. Subhash Gupte, Vice Chairman, The UB Group and Director, Kingfisher Airlines Limited, said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of services connecting Sholapur with the nation’s financial capital, Mumbai. The flights connecting Sholapur with Mumbai will cater to the unmet needs the community of traders, entrepreneurs and industrialists who have been instrumental in bolstering trade and commerce in the region.”

Kingfisher Red has redefined Low Fare Flying in India and is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in making a journey a memorable experience without burning a hole in your pocket. Kingfisher Airlines has blazed a trail of innovations and introduced a range of market-firsts that have revolutionized 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.


Subhash Gupte Vice Chairman UB Group and Director Kingfisher Airlines Ltd at the launch of new flight between Sholapur and Mumbai


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. 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 alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits) company and the third largest drinks group in the world.

Kingfisher Airlines covers all segments of air travel from low fares to premium service and offers most flights by any single airline network in India. With the launch of Mumbai –Sholapur sector Kingfisher Airlines will now connect 72 cities with a fleet of 76 aircraft and operate over 400 flights a day.

New Services To Be Launched With Effect From February 17, 2009
Flight No.
Aircraft Type
Days of Operation
Mumbai (BOM)
Sholapur (SSE)
IT 4185
Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Sholapur (SSE)
Mumbai (BOM)
IT 4186
Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun

  Note to Editors: All flight timings shown are local timings.

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