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Kingfisher launches international operations

9-Sep-2008

Kingfisher Airlines launched international operations on 03-Sep-08, commencing daily Bangalore-London Heathrow service, using A330-200 equipment. In a major breakthrough for the carrier, Chairman and CEO, Dr Vijay Mallya, stated, "I am delighted to announce the launch of Kingfisher Airline's maiden international service between Bangalore and London's Heathrow Airport. I believe that the Bangalore-London route is under-served and the launch of Kingfisher's daily non-stop service will exploit the latent potential that exists". [1658 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Plans aggressive international route rollout
  • Targets premium market on international services
  • Joining SkyTeam alliance "most logical" option
  • Deccan brand dissolved, rebranded ‘Kingfisher Red'
  • Raises funds for expansion plans
  • Scaling back on original fleet expansion programme

Graphs and data:

  • India-UK capacity share by carrier: Week commencing 25-Aug-08
  • Kingfisher's proposed weekly services
  • Kingfisher A330 cabin features
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