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Kingfisher Airlines Launches Flights From New Delhi to Hong Kong

Introduces through tagging of baggage to and from Macau

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(From R to L) Mr. Murali Ramachandran, VP-Ground Services, Kingfisher Airlines hands over Kingfisher Airlines aircraft model to Addtl. Commissioner of BCAS, Mr. Manoj Malviya on-board the airlines A330-200 aircraft to commemorate the launch of the Kingfisher Airlines Delhi-Hong Kong route on April 7, 2010

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(From L-R) Major Leslie Missal, Asst. VP Security- Kingfisher Airlines Limited along with Mr. Murali Ramachandran, VP Ground Services- Kingfisher Airlines Limited, Addtl. Commissioner of BCAS, Mr. Manoj Malviya and Mr. Vijay Arora, All India Head of Sales- Kingfisher Airlines Limited (R to L) hand over the boarding pass to the first guest of the Kingfisher Airlines Delhi-Hong Kong flight on April 7, 2010 at the inaugural ceremony of the airlines Delhi-Hong Kong sector.

 

New Delhi, April 8, 2010– Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax, flagged-off its inaugural flight on the New Delhi-Hong Kong route, late yesterday evening. This is the second international destination to be served by Kingfisher Airlines out of New Delhi and flights on this route will operate six times a week.


Kingfisher Airlines’ flight IT 031 will take-off from New Delhi at 11.45 pm and arrive at Hong Kong at 7.40 am, local time. From Hong Kong, flight IT 032 will leave at 6.15 pm and arrive the same day at 9.45 pm in New Delhi, local time. The flights from Delhi-Hong Kong will operate daily (except on Tuesday’s) and daily from Hong Kong-New Delhi (except Wednesday’s).


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 Kingfisher Airlines’ second international route out of New Delhi. We have set new standards in international travel with the unique Kingfisher experience that has earned us a 5 Star rating from Skytrax. Given the strong linkages between India and Hong Kong, we believe that there is untapped potential and these new routes promise to serve the unmet needs of discerning corporate and leisure flyers. Within a very short time since launch, Kingfisher Airlines emerged as the market leader on the Mumbai – Hong Kong route and we expect to consolidate our leadership position further by being the preferred airline on the New Delhi –Hong Kong route too, very soon.”


The flights on the New Delhi-Hong Kong route will be operated using a brand new Airbus A330-200, widely billed as the best A330 ever built for any airline. Configured in two classes, Kingfisher First and Kingfisher Class, the spacious full-length wide-bodied twin aisle cabin of the A330-200 has gone to great lengths to make flying feel a more natural and pleasurable experience.


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, “The New Delhi – Hong Kong flight offers excellent connectivity with Amritsar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Patna, Lucknow, Chennai, Raipur, Udaipur amongst other cities. Guests will now be able to fly in on Kingfisher Airlines from these cities and easily connect with the New Delhi-Hong Kong flight.”


“Beginning April 1, 2010, there is good news for Kingfisher Airlines’ guests travelling to Macau via Hong Kong from New Delhi and Mumbai. Kingfisher Airlines has been accorded approval to commence through tagging of baggage for guests travelling from Mumbai and Delhi and onward from Hong Kong on Turbo Jet ferries to Macau. Similarly Turbo Jet will tag Kingfisher Airlines guests’ baggage from Macau to Mumbai and Delhi. The through tagging of baggage to and from Macau will provide guests a convenient check-in experience. Guests whose bags have been through checked in will now just need to show the tags at the Ferry check-in counter at Hong Kong and the Turbo Jet staff will reconcile and load such bags directly onto the ferry”, added Mr. Chacko.


Kingfisher Airlines will also be launching flights to three more international destinations out of New Delhi and three more international destinations out of Mumbai over the coming weeks, according to the schedule indicated below:

  • New Delhi–Bangkok from April 17, 2010
  • New Delhi–Dubai and New Delhi–Kathmandu from April 24, 2010
  • Mumbai-Bangkok from April 17, 2010
  • Mumbai–Dubai and Mumbai–Kathmandu from April 24, 2010

The service on board the A330-200 in the Kingfisher First features:

  • New Delhi–Bangkok from April 17, 2010
  • A 180 degree flat bed with a seat pitch of 78 inches
  • A social area comprising a full-fledged bar staffed with a bartender and a break-out seating area just nearby, fitted with 2 couches and bar stools
  • An in-seat massager on every seat
  • Touch screen controls
  • Gourmet cuisine & Any-time dining
  • A choice of award winning wines, spirits and liquor
  • Spectacle cleaning
  • Shopping on board
  • BOSE noise cancellation headphones
  • In-seat laptop / mobile chargers
  • State-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment system

Service on board the A330-200 in the Kingfisher Class cabin will feature:

  • Three course meal
  • International cabin crew
  • Full length moda acrylic blankets
  • State-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment system

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.




About Kingfisher Airlines:

Kingfisher Airlines is India’s first and only 5-Star airline and the only one to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes. Besides being the first and only airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment on every seat, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV with 16 channels of live and exciting content. The airline has received numerous awards for innovation, customer responsiveness and was voted the “Best New Airline of the Year”, within months of its launch. 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) and the second largest drinks group in the world.


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