Kingfisher Airlines Launches Flights From New Delhi to Ludhiana

Mr. Deepak Sharma, Ludhiana Airport Manager, Kingfisher Airlines Limited hands over Kingfisher Airlines aircraft model to Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal - Finance Minister, Punjab to commemorate the launch of the airlines New Delhi-Ludhiana route today Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Sales Manager - Punjab, Kingfisher Airlines Limited hands over a bouquet to Manish Tiwari - MP Congress spokesperson to commemorate the launch of the airlines New Delhi-Ludhiana route today

Mumbai,, Sunday 1 August 2010 - Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, today launched daily direct flights on the New Delhi—Ludhiana—New Delhi route. The launch of this new route marks the first time that Kingfisher Airlines is commencing operations from Ludhiana and it is currently the only private airline to offer services from this city.

Guests flying on this route can now look forward to the award-wining Kingfisher experience at very attractive and competitive fares. The flights between New Delhi and Ludhiana will provide Kingfisher Red service onboard.

The Kingfisher Red service is a unique class of low fare flying from Kingfisher Airlines and offers guests a whole host of benefits. including complimentary hot, delicious food and a choice of beverages, reading material, frequent flier privileges.

Kingfisher Airlines’ flight IT 4361 will depart from New Delhi at 1.45 pm and arrive at Ludhiana at 2.45 pm. From Ludhiana, flight IT 4362 will depart at 3.15 pm and arrive at 4.15 pm in New Delhi.

Commenting on the launch of this new route, Mr. Manoj Chacko, Executive Vice President-Commercial, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “I am delighted to announce the commencement of Kingfisher Airlines’ operations from Ludhiana and the launch of a new service between New Delhi and Ludhiana. This new direct flight will offer travelers from Ludhiana a one-stop connection to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Indore via New Delhi, thanks to the unparalleled route network of Kingfisher Airlines. This new route will also offer travelers from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Ahmedabad will now have a convenient one-stop connection to fly to Ludhiana via New Delhi. Besides catering to the small and medium enterprises segment, this new route is expected to cater to the needs of various industries like the garments industry, sports goods industry, bicycle manufacturers, steel rolling mills and the like”.

Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of the 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 flies to 60 cities in India and 8 international destinations and has over 360 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft. On its domestic network in India, there are a total of 38 routes, where Kingfisher Airlines is the only airline that offers flights on those routes.

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.

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