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Kingfisher Airlines Launches 3 New International Routes




Mumbai, October 7, 2011—Kingfisher Airlines, India's most awarded airline, today announced that it has  launched three new international routes from key south Indian cities to Colombo  over the last weekend.

The new routes are:

• Tiruchirapalli – Colombo – Tiruchirapalli (from October 1, 2011) – ATR 72-500

• Kochi – Colombo – Kochi (from September 30, 2011)– ATR 72-500* 

• Thiruvananthapuram – Colombo – Thiruvananthapuram (from October 1, 2011) – ATR 72-500

 

Kingfisher Airlines is the only Indian carrier to offer flights from the three cities of Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli to the Sri Lankan capital.

Commenting on the launch of these 3 new international routes, Mr. Manoj Chacko, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of 3 new international routes out of South India to Sri Lanka. The addition of these new routes further strengthens our route network and we now offer enhanced connectivity especially into and out of South India.”

Guests flying with Kingfisher Airlines from Tiruchirapalli can now enjoy the benefit of an early arrival into Colombo seven-days a week. Besides this, the convenient timing of this flight also provides excellent connectivity options to guests flying to destinations beyond Colombo with adequate transit time starting from 100 minutes onwards. 

Guests travelling from Bangalore also have convenient connectivity options to Colombo via Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram on the Kochi-Colombo and Thiruvananthapuram-Colombo routes respectively.
                                                                                                                      
Kingfisher Airlines is a member-elect of oneworld, the world’s leading quality global alliance.

As India’s leading airline, Kingfisher Airlines offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. Currently, Kingfisher Airlines flies to 59 cities in India and 8 international destinations and has over 325 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft.

Flight No
Origin
Destination
Departs
Arrives
Frequency
IT 075
Tiruchirapalli
Colombo
4:00 am
5:15 am
Daily
IT 076
Colombo
Tiruchirapalli
2:00 am
3:15 am
Daily
IT 077
Thiruvanantha
puram
Colombo
12:30 am
2:00 am 
Daily
IT 078
Colombo
Thiruvanantha
puram
6:00 am
7:30 am
Daily
IT 079
Kochi
Colombo
11:45 pm
1:45 am
Daily
IT 080
Colombo
Kochi
2:45 am
4:15 am
Daily

 

#All flight timings are local unless indicated otherwise

 

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 on Kingfisher Airlines, members of the media may contact:

1. Shefali Mehta, IPAN Hill and knowlton, Mobile : 9819410990, Email: smehta@ipanhillandknowlton.com                                                       

2. Prekshaa Sharma, IPAN Hill and knowlton, Mobile : 9819836846, Email: psharma@ipanhillandknowlton.com                                                       

 

 

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