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Kingfisher Airlines cuts international network; withdraws from Bangkok, Dhaka, Kathmandu, London

12-Mar-2012 10:36 AM

Kingfisher Airlines' reported plans to withdraw from Bangkok, Dhaka, Kathmandu and London Heathrow in summer 2012, effective 25-Mar-2012, may reflect the carrier's withdrawal from its GDS timetable display. However, Kingfisher's website continues to display these routes for online bookings. The carrier, which has already halted services to Singapore, will also withdraw from Bangkok, with the resumption of daily Delhi-Bangkok and Mumbai-Bangkok services from 25-Mar-2012 now being cancelled, as per a 11-Mar-2012 GDS timetable display. The carrier will also cancel daily Kolkata-Bangkok and daily Delhi-Kathmandu services. Kingfisher will also cancel daily Delhi-London Heathrow service from 10-Apr-2012 and daily Mumbai-London Heathrow service from 16-Apr-2012, with the carrier expected to surrender one of its London Heathrow slots as a result. The carrier also plans to temporarily suspend Mumbai-Hong Kong service from 12-Mar-2012 to 04-Apr-2012. The carrier has also cancelled the planned resumption of daily Delhi-Kathmandu service from 25-Mar-2012 and plans to cancel daily Kolkata-Dhaka service. At present, Kingfisher's limited international network comprises under 10 destinations, according to Innovata, with the carrier's largest international routes being Delhi-London Heathrow (3038 weekly seats in the current week), London Heathrow-Mumbai (3038 seats) and Mumbai-Hong Kong (also 3038 seats).