Kingfisher Airlines Inks Comprehensive Frequent Flyer Agreement with British Airways

Mumbai December 17, 2010 - Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only 5 star airline rated by Skytrax, today announced that it has signed a comprehensive frequent flyer agreement with British Airways.

As a result of this agreement which covers the entire route network of both airlines, frequent flyers of Kingfisher Airlines will be able to earn points even when they fly on British Airways flights anywhere in the world and similarly, frequent flyers of British Airways will be able to earn points when they fly on any Kingfisher Airlines flight.

More importantly, frequent flyers of Kingfisher Airlines will now be able to redeem their accumulated King Miles to undertake travel on a British Airways flight anywhere in the world. The agreement comes into effect from December 17, 2010

Commenting on this new initiative, Mr. Manoj Chacko, Executive Vice President-Commercial, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted that we have entered into this system-wide Frequent Flyer Programme agreement with British Airways. This is yet another step towards strengthening the strong bilateral ties between the two airlines. Besides benefitting individual King Club members, this arrangement will especially benefit companies whose executives travel frequently. Frequent flyers from the corporate sector will now be able to accumulate frequent flyer points in one single currency, namely King Miles and have the flexibility of being able to redeem their accumulated King Miles for any flight of British Airways anywhere in the world. British Airways’ frequent flyers will be able to enjoy similar reciprocal benefits on the Kingfisher Airlines route network”.

Illustrative Examples:

  • A King Club member who wishes to fly from Mumbai to Chicago can now fly from Mumbai to London on a Kingfisher Airlines flight and then take a British Airways flight from London to Chicago. The member will earn King Miles for the entire journey from Mumbai to Chicago.
  • A King Club member flies from Mumbai to London on Kingfisher Airlines and after a few days of stay in London, purchases a British Airways ticket to fly from London to Rio De Janeiro and back. This member will earn King Miles for these flights undertaken with British Airways too.
  • A British Airways frequent flyer who wishes to fly from Birmingham to Dharamsala can now fly Birmingham-New Delhi on British Airways and from New Delhi to Dharamsala fly on Kingfisher Airlines and earn miles for the entire journey in their British Airways frequent flyer account.
  • A King Club member who wishes to fly from Mumbai to Madrid can get a free redemption ticket against accumulated King Miles and fly from Mumbai to London with Kingfisher Airways and from London to Madrid on British Airways.

Kingfisher Airlines is a member-elect of oneworld and British Airways is supporting Kingfisher Airlines through its alliance implementation programme, as its oneworld sponsor.

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 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. In September 2008, Kingfisher Airlines launched international services and currently offers services to London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. Kingfisher Airlines is a part of the UB Group that is one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence.

Kingfisher Airlines covers all segments of air travel from low fares to premium service and offers the most flights by any single airline network in India. Kingfisher Airlines flies to 59 cities in India and 8 international destinations and has over 365 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft.