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Kingfisher Airlines Expands International Route Network

Launches Flights from Mumbai to Dubai; New Delhi to Kathmandu & New Delhi to Dubai

Kingfisher Airlines

Mumbai, April 24, 2010 - Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax, today announced the launch of 3 new international routes from India.


Kingfisher Airlines launched direct flights from Mumbai to Dubai. With the launch of Mumbai-Dubai sector, the total number of international destinations that Kingfisher Airlines flies to from Mumbai goes up to five. The other four international destinations that Kingfisher Airlines flies to out of Mumbai are London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.


In addition to this, Kingfisher Airlines also launched two new international routes from New Delhi to Kathmandu and New Delhi to Dubai today.


The flights on all these routes are being operated with Kingfisher Airlines’ modern fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The flights on the New Delhi-Dubai route will feature a dual-class cabin with five star luxury on Kingfisher First and Kingfisher Class, the premium economy service, while the flights on the Delhi-Kathmandu and Mumbai-Dubai route will feature Kingfisher Class.


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 these new international routes, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of the three new international routes including the launch of Kingfisher Airlines’ maiden service between Mumbai and Dubai. Kingfisher Airlines has redefined the whole experience of flying and with the launch of these new flights, discerning flyers on these popular international routes will now have the choice of traveling with India’s favourite airline.”


Kingfisher Airlines has the largest network in India and flies to many cities that are served exclusively by Kingfisher Airlines. The New Delhi-Kathmandu flight offers excellent connectivity with Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Leh and London amongst other cities. Kingfisher Airlines guests will now be able to fly in from these cities and easily connect with the Delhi-Kathmandu flights. Guests flying in from Kathmandu to Delhi will get easy and convenient connections to Mumbai, Udaipur, Bangalore, Pune and London among other cities.


The Mumbai-Dubai flight offers excellent connectivity with Bhubaneswar, Goa, Udaipur, Nagpur amongst other cities, while the New Delhi-Dubai flight offers excellent connectivity with Pune, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Amritsar and others. Kingfisher Airlines’ guests will now be able to fly in from these cities and easily connect with the Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Dubai 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 8 international destinations and has over 390 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft.

Origin
Destination
Flight No.
Dep.
Arr.
Aircraft Type
Days

New Delhi

Kathmandu

IT065

1:30 pm

3:25 pm

A320

Daily

Kathmandu

New Delhi

IT066

4:35 pm

6:00 pm

A320

Daily

New Delhi

Dubai

IT 041

7:25 pm

9:25 pm

A320

Daily

Dubai

New Delhi

IT 042

10:40 pm

3:50 am

A320

Daily

Mumbai

Dubai

IT 043

8:30 pm

10:00 pm

A320

Daily

Dubai

Mumbai

IT 044

11:15 pm

3:45 am

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. 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, 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. The UB Group is also the largest Indian manufacturer of alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits).


For further information, members of the media may contact:

Shefali Mehta/ Sabina Lama
IPAN Hill and Knowlton
Mobile: 022-40661781/ 40661779
email: smehta@ipanhillandknowlton.com
         slama@ipanhillandknowlton.com

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