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Kingfisher Airlines Expands International Route Network from UAE

Launches new routes connecting Dubai with New Delhi and Dubai with Mumbai

Kingfisher Airlines

Dubai, April 24, 2010Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax, today announced the commencement of two new international routes out of Dubai with the launch of daily flights from Dubai to New Delhi and Dubai to Mumbai. The launch of these new services marks the first time that Kingfisher Airlines is launching flights from Dubai to Mumbai and New Delhi.


In addition to these new routes, Kingfisher Airlines also launched today, a third international new route between New Delhi and Kathmandu.


With the launch of these 2 new routes, Kingfisher Airlines now flies to a total of three destinations from Dubai with convenient daily flights to New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and will now have a total of 21 weekly flights between the UAE and India.


The flights on all these routes are being operated with Kingfisher Airlines’ modern fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The flights on the Dubai-New Delhi 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 Dubai-Mumbai 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 two new flights from Dubai to India. 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.


With these new 2-daily services on Airbus A320 aircraft, Kingfisher Airlines will be the only airline to operate into all 3 gate-ways in India from the UAE, namely Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore with seamless connections to almost all major cities in India through its vast domestic network.




The Dubai-Mumbai flight offers excellent connectivity with Bhubaneswar, Goa, Udaipur, Nagpur amongst other cities, while the Dubai-New Delhi flight offers excellent connectivity with 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.


The Dubai-Mumbai and Dubai-New Delhi daily services will also provide options for international connectivity to Kathmandu, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.


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

Dubai

New Delhi

IT 042

10:40 pm

3:50 am

A320

Daily

New Delhi

Dubai

IT 041

7:25 pm

9:25 pm

A320

Daily

Dubai

Mumbai

IT 044

11:15 pm

3:45 am

A320

Daily

Mumbai

Dubai

IT 043

8:30 pm

10:00 pm

A320

Daily

New Delhi

Kathmandu

IT065

1:30 pm

3:25 pm

A320

Daily

Kathmandu

New Delhi

IT066

4:35 pm

6:00 pm

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.


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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