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Kingfisher Airlines Launches 2 New International Routes

Commences direct flights from Mumbai to Bangkok & New Delhi to Bangkok


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Mr. Vijay Arora, All India Head of Sales- Kingfisher Airlines Limited hands over the boarding pass to the first guest of the Kingfisher Airlines New Delhi-Bangkok flight at the inaugural ceremony of the airlines New Delhi-Bangkok sector


Mumbai/ New Delhi, April 17, 2010—Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, today announced that it has launched flights from Mumbai to Bangkok and from New Delhi to Bangkok. The launch of these new routes marks the fourth international route out of Mumbai and third international route out of New Delhi.


The flights on these routes will be operated using Kingfisher Airlines’ modern fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft featuring a dual-class cabin with five star luxury on Kingfisher First and Kingfisher Class, the premium economy service. In Kingfisher First, guests can expect to be pampered with the first-of-its-kind luxury right from the airport to on-board comforts, gourmet cuisine and in-flight entertainment. The award-winning Kingfisher experience includes roomy seats with a wide seat pitch and ample leg room, in-flight entertainment, gourmet cuisine, specially trained international cabin crew and a host of on-board comforts.


Commenting on the launch of this new international route, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of two new international routes further enhancing connectivity between India and Thailand. Kingfisher Airlines has redefined the whole experience of flying and discerning flyers between Mumbai - Bangkok and New Delhi - Bangkok will now have the choice of traveling by India’s favourite airline. Besides catering to the leisure traffic between these cities, these new services will cater to the huge community of entrepreneurs and traders that frequently fly on these routes.”


Sharing details about the connectivity with the vast domestic route network of Kingfisher Airlines, Mr. Manoj Chacko, Executive Vice President-Commercial, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “Kingfisher Airlines has the largest network in India and flies to many cities that are served only by Kingfisher Airlines. The Mumbai – Bangkok flight offers excellent connectivity with Ahmedabad, Goa, Nagpur, Indore amongst other cities while the New Delhi – Bangkok flight offers excellent connectivity with Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Patna, Chennai, Pune, Udaipur, Hong Kong and others. Guests will now be able to fly in on Kingfisher Airlines from these cities and easily connect with the Mumbai-Bangkok and Delhi-Bangkok flights.”


Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of air travel ranging from low-fare service - Kingfisher Red, to the premium economy service - Kingfisher Class, to the luxurious Kingfisher First. As India’s market-leading airline, Kingfisher Airlines offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. Kingfisher Airlines connects 61 cities in India and 7 international destinations and has over 375 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft.


New Services Launched With Effect from April 17, 2010

Origin

Destination

Flight No.

Depart

Arrive

Days

New Delhi

Bangkok

IT 025

1.30

7.15

Daily

Bangkok

New Delhi

IT026

20.25

23.25

Daily

Mumbai

Bangkok

IT 023

13.15

19.05

Daily (except Tuesdays)

Bangkok

Mumbai

IT 024

8.30

11.25

Daily (except Tuesdays)

Aircraft Type = A 320


About Kingfisher Airlines:


Kingfisher Airlines is India’s only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax and the only one to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes. Besides being the first airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV with 16 channels of live and exciting content. The airline has won an impressive line-up of prestigious international awards from Aviation Experts, Travel and Tourism Writers for innovation and customer responsiveness. Kingfisher Airlines also offers its valued guests the king of all frequent flyer programmes – King Club. This unique loyalty programme offers the fastest way to earn free tickets along with unparalleled rewards and benefits.


In September 2008, Kingfisher Airlines launched international services and currently offers services to London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, and Dhaka. 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).



For further information on Kingfisher Airlines or images, members of the media may contact:


Shefali Mehta / Sabina Lama
IPAN Hill and Knowlton
Ph: 022-40661781/ 40661779

Email:
smehta@ipanhillandknowlton.com
slama@ipanhillandknowlton.com

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