03rd, Dec 2006
The 5th edition of the much awaited, acclaimed and admired Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2007- The French Riviera       

The Best of Good Times-Kingfisher Style

Mumbai, Sunday, December 3, 2006 --- The KINGFISHER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL CALENDAR 2007 - THE FRENCH RIVIERA was unveiled over an exclusive brunch hosted by `The King of Good Times` - Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, The UB Group on board the majestic yacht, `The Indian Empress`

The `Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2007` was launched amongst much fanfare by none other than Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta.

Shot across the scenic French Riviera, the sea, magnificent beaches, The Indian Empress and fabulous villas provided the perfect backdrop for the ultra glamorous 5th edition of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar. With locales ranging from the historic Hotel Negresco in Nice to the legendary Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the calendar this year is the epitome of luxury.

A platform for Indian fashion, this year`s calendar features renowned designers Abhishek Gupta, Anamika Khanna, Malini Ramani, Namrata Joshipura, Nandita Basu, Pankaj Ahuja, Rina Dhaka, Ranna Gill, Shantanu Goenka, Varun Bahl, hand picked from the FDCI Fashion Week by none other than veteran designer Rohit Bal on special request by Dr. Vijay Mallya. These designs are showcased by six beautiful and sensual models - Deepti Gujral, Shamita Singha, Nikii Daas, Mia Udeya, Bruna Abdalah and Selma Lasrado. Selma also has the unique distinction of being an actual serving flight attendant on Kingfisher Airlines, India`s favorite airline.

The International Award winning [Winner of the FAB Award 2004 & 2005], the `must have` limited edition Kingfisher calendar is magnificently shot by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, The UB Group, said: "The Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar is not just a calendar, its India`s most flamboyant, most sought after platform to showcase the new India - fashion, style, beauty and of course the inimitable Indian talent. This year, my new yacht, `The Indian Empress` was home base to the crew in the exotic French Riviera. The Kingfisher Swimsuit Special calendar 2007, is proudly Indian, showcasing beautiful Indian girls, talented Indian designers and of course Atul Kasbekar, one of India`s finest photographers"

Commenting on the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2007, Atul Kasbekar, said "This year`s calendar is unique in its styling, venue and most importantly it allows you to have `more of it`, with two sheets of sheer beauty, style and fashion for every month."

Introduced in 2003, the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special, the first of its kind calendar in India, promises 12 months of fun, glamour and visual appeal. A showcase for the Indian fashion industry, the calendar is a rare combination of photography and fashion-symbolizing life, fun, glamour and beauty.

All images of this year`s calendar were captured with state of art equipment from Canon and digital support was provided by Apple Computers. The models for the calendar were trained at Sykz gym. L`Oreal Professional helped with their hair colour. Tissot and Ikon Optics provided watches and eyewear to go with the look of each season and month. The calendar is designed by Equus Red Cell and printed by Imperial Artwork Offset Works. The travel schedule was ably handled by Thomas Cook Pvt. Ltd

The launch event has been co-ordinated by Sharmilla Khanna.

While the calendar continues to be produced in a limited edition, a select few lucky individuals can own a copy of this year`s calendar by flying Kingfisher Airlines. All guests flying with Kingfisher Airlines till December 22, 2006 will be automatically enrolled in a lucky draw of the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special Calendar 2007 Tour Contest and win loads of exciting prizes. So fly the Good Times with Kingfisher Airlines and get your hands on
The Kingfisher Swimsuit Special 2007.

About Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines is India`s first and only private airline to receive the prestigious, `Best New Airline of the Year` award in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region from Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). Kingfisher Airlines has also been voted as the 3rd Most Successful Brand Launch of the Year 2005, in the annual Brand Derby Survey conducted by India`s leading business daily-Business Standard. In another Survey conducted by and Brand Reporter, Kingfisher was voted as the 7th Buzziest Brand of 2005 amongst 2000 leading national and international brands. More recently, Kingfisher Airlines has bagged the "Service Excellence for a New Airline" award from Skytrax, a UK based specialist global air transport advisor.



Another addition to the list of laurels is the "Best New Domestic Airline for Excellent Services and Cuisine" award from Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), the biggest travel writers` organization, across the globe, that conducts independent annual surveys across various industries related with Travel and Tourism in order to select the best in each category. In a survey conducted by IMB for Times of India, 46% of the participants voted Kingfisher Airlines `The Best Airline" and "India`s Favourite Carrier". Lastly Kingfisher Airlines won the "Brand Leadership Award" in the service and hospitality segment against several acclaimed hotels, leading banks and other airlines. Kingfisher Airlines commenced operations on May 9, 2005 with a brand new fleet of aircraft. Kingfisher Airlines offers Full Service at True Value and promises an unparalleled experience to the Indian air traveler. On offer are extra-wide seats and spacious leg room, delicious gourmet meals, international-class cabin crew and a whole host of comforts and delights. Kingfisher Airlines also facilitates doorstep delivery of tickets on guest request. Kingfisher Airlines has further raised the bar by introducing the Indian business traveler to a premium product- Kingfisher First, the finest experience in the Indian skies. For more information on Kingfisher Airlines log on to . Fly the Good Times with Kingfisher Airlines.