Kingfisher Airlines’ King Club Program Awarded ‘Best Loyalty Credit Card’ and ‘Best Promotion for Redemption’

~Top global recognition for India’s premium carrier for 3rd consecutive year~
~Only Indian airline to win the prestigious award in the Middle East and Asia/Oceania region ~

Mr. Atul Kumria Head of Sales, Kingfisher Airlines North America receiving the Frequent Traveler Award 2011 on behalf of Kingfisher Airlines from Mr. Steven Belkin Committee Chair, Frequent Travelers Awards at an event held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.

Mumbai, May 5, 2011: Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, is pleased to announce that it has won two awards for King Club at the 2011 Frequent Traveler Awards. King Club, the frequent flyer programme, received the awards for the ‘Best Promotion for Redemption’ and ‘Best Loyalty Credit Card’ for American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Kingfisher Airlines has won the award and it is the only Indian airline to have won from the Middle East and Asia/Oceania region. The awards were received by Mr. Atul Kumria, Head of Sales, Kingfisher Airlines, North America.

Elated at this recognition, Anshu Sarin, Vice President of Guest Loyalty and Kingfisher Holidays commented, “It is an honour for King Club to have won this prestigious award. Kingfisher Airlines would like to reaffirm its commitment to providing our King Club members the best benefits and privileges in the coming years. The recognition drives us to constantly innovate and come up with unique reward offerings that makes King Club India’s most rewarding frequent-flyer programme. I would like to say a big thank you to our guests from across the globe for believing in us.”

The Frequent Traveler Awards represent excellence in frequent travel programs worldwide, rating the best frequent flyer and frequent guest programs. The Frequent Traveler Awards are voted on by frequent travelers worldwide, allowing them to rate airline and hotel programs from their point of view. Over a million people from nearly every country participated, casting online ballots, choosing their favourite programs and campaigns for 2010. Voters cast ballots for their favourite programs in seven categories across one of three global regions: The Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

This year's winners were announced at the 2011 Frequent Traveler Awards on April 28, 2011 at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Over 300 airline, hotel, credit card, loyalty industry representatives and members of frequent traveler programs attended the ceremony. The other award categories were Best Earning Promotion, Best Redemption Ability, Best Elite Level, Best Customer service and Best Program of the Year.

About King Club:

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. King Club programme partners include leading international airlines, credit cards, luxury and business hotels, investment and insurance companies, telecom service providers, lifestyle brands, car rental providers, publishing brands and more. King Club has been constantly expanding the range of partners so that King Club members have varied opportunities to earn King Miles and earn their free flights faster. With our strong portfolio of more than 35 select programme partners, we endeavour to offer true value to our members and make the King Club programme more engaging and rewarding. King Club member enjoy a range of exclusive privileges and benefits across 4 tiers of membership level – King Platinum, King Gold, King Silver and King Red. More details are available on the web:

About Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of air travel ranging from the low-fare service, Kingfisher Red, to the premium economy service, Kingfisher Class, and the luxurious Kingfisher First. In-flight amenities include 16 channels of entertainment and an award-winning level of service. As India’s leading airline, with a fleet of 66 aircraft, Kingfisher Airlines flies to 59 cities within India and 8 international destinations, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, London, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. Kingfisher is a part of the UB Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence, and it’s India’s only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax, an airline ranking and research organization. For more information or to make reservations, call your Travel Agent, visit us online at .

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