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Kingfisher Airlines Launches 11 New Flights


Kicks-Off Unprecedented Consumer Offer Just Ahead of the Summer Holidays


Mumbai, February 23, 2011- Kingfisher Airlines, India's only Five star airline rated by Skytrax, today announced the launch of eleven new flights on its domestic route network. In addition to expanding its route network, Kingfisher Airlines has just launched an exciting consumer offer aimed at incentivising guests to take more flights with Kingfisher Airlines and in return get complimentary tickets.

The new flights to be launched are:-
  • New Delhi-Ranchi-Patna-New Delhi

Additional frequencies are being introduced on the following existing routes:-
  • On the New Delhi-Amritsar-New Delhi route, a third late evening flight will be introduced
  • On the New Delhi-Srinagar-New Delhi route, a second daily frequency is proposed to be added from March 7, 2011.

Other changes being introduced are:-
  • IT 319 Mumbai-New Delhi / IT 320 New Delhi-Mumbai will now be operated using a dual class cabin which will offer the premium Kingfisher First service and the award winning Kingfisher Class service.
  • Flights on the New Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal-Guwahati-New Delhi route will now operate on all 7 days of the week.
  • The timings of the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight IT 3349 have been re-scheduled and this flight will now depart New Delhi at a more convenient time of 7:10am instead of 5:55am.
  • The timings of the New Delhi-Jaipur-New Delhi flights have been re-scheduled to offer more convenient flight timing options.

Except where indicated otherwise, all these new flights will be launched and changes will be implemented with effect from March 1, 2011. The flights launching March 1, 2011 are open for sale from today.

Commenting on the launch of these new routes, Mr Manoj Chacko, Executive Vice President – Commercial, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "The launch of these eleven new flights will further strengthen our domestic route network and offer guests more flight options to choose from. Bookings for these flights are open from today. This is the fifth wave of launch of new flights since the onset of the winter 2010 schedule and coupled with the compelling consumer offer that has just been launched, we expect to ramp up our market share even more.”

Kingfisher Airlines had recently launched the fourth wave of new flights with the introduction of:-
  • 2 new additional frequencies on the Mumbai-New Delhi-Mumbai route
  • A convenient day-return flight on the Mumbai-Indore-Mumbai route.
  • An additional frequency on the Mumbai-Chandigarh-Mumbai route.
  • An additional frequency on the New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi route.

As part of the consumer offer launched by Kingfisher Airlines, all guests who book and travel before April 10, 2011 will become eligible to receive free award tickets depending on the number of flights flown and the class of travel. While this offer is open to King Club members, potentially anyone can avail this offer because a traveller can instantly register online at www.kingclub.me to become a King Club member even without having undertaken a single flight.

The guaranteed benefits include:-
  • Guests who take 3 return flights with Kingfisher Airlines on any route, on either Kingfisher Class or Kingfisher Red will get 1 return ticket to any domestic destination of their choice and this will be valid for travel on flights offering either Kingfisher Class or Kingfisher Red service.
  • Guests who take 3 return flights with Kingfisher Airlines and travel on Kingfisher First get 1 free domestic return ticket on Kingfisher First

The travel for eligibility for this offer is to be undertaken between February 11, 2011 and April 10, 2011 while travel on the complimentary award ticket is to be completed by July 31, 2011. For full details of this offer, please visit http://www.flykingfisher.com/offers.

Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of air travel ranging from the 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 offer the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. Kingfisher Airlines today operates 376 daily flights to 60 cities in India and 8 international destinations with a fleet of 66 aircraft.

Flight No
Origin
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Aircraft Type
Frequency
IT  3347
New Delhi
Ranchi
15:10
17:00
A320
Daily
IT  3347
New Delhi
Patna
15:10
18:20
A320
Daily
IT  3347
Ranchi
Patna
17:30
18:20
A320
Daily
IT  3347
Ranchi
New Delhi
17:30
20:20
A320
Daily
IT  3347
Patna
New Delhi
18:50
20:20
A320
Daily
IT  3345
Srinagar
New Delhi
14:50
16:30
A319
Daily
IT  3345
Srinagar
Bhubaneswar
14:50
19:40
A319
Daily
IT  3350
Bhubaneswar
Srinagar
9:50
14:20
A319
Daily
IT  3350
New Delhi
Srinagar
12:45
14:20
A319
Daily
IT  3349
New Delhi
Bhubaneswar
7:10
9:20
A320
Daily
IT  4305
New Delhi
Amritsar
20:25
21:45
ATR 42
Daily
IT  4306
Amritsar
New Delhi
22:10
23:30
ATR 42
Daily
IT  4312
New Delhi
Jaipur
19:10
20:15
ATR 42
Daily
IT  4313
Jaipur
New Delhi
20:45
21:45
ATR 42
Daily
IT  3357
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
6:15
11:05
A320
Daily
IT  3357
Ahmedabad
Imphal
6:15
12:30
A320
Daily
IT  3357
New Delhi
Guwahati
8:35
11:05
A320
Daily
IT  3357
New Delhi
Imphal
8:35
12:30
A320
Daily
IT  3357
Guwahati
Imphal
11:35
12:30
A320
Daily
IT  3358
Imphal
Guwahati
13:00
13:55
A320
Daily
IT  3358
Imphal
New Delhi
13:00
17:00
A320
Daily
IT  3358
Guwahati
New Delhi
14:25
17:00
A320
Daily


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.

For further information, members of the media may contact:

Shefali Mehta
IPAN Hill and Knowlton
Mobile: 022-40661781
email: smehta@ipanhillandknowlton.com

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