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Kingfisher to fly new routes, add more flights

February 25, 2007

Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines plans to launch more flights on new routes in its summer schedule, beginning March besides introducing services connecting Tier-II cities in the western and southern regions.

“We will increase the number of flights on our trunk routes like Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Bangalore, and Mumbai-Kolkata from March this year in our new summer schedules,” Kingfisher Airlines general manager (sales) Manoj Chacko told PTI.

The airline, which has a fleet of 25 aircraft, will also fly two daily flights connecting Delhi-Chennai, he added.

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Kingfisher ties up with Sabre Airline

February 7, 2007

As part of its strategy to introduce high-end IT applications in its operations, Kingfisher Airlines has tied up with global airline software and services major Sabre Airline Solutions for providing a complete suite of more than 20 enterprise applications that would enhance its operational efficiency.

With the implementation of Sabre’s passenger reservations and departure control systems, the airline will be able to manage its reservations, pricing, ticketing and reporting more efficiently.

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Kingfisher asked to review fuel surcharge commission

January 30, 2007

A move by Kingfisher Airlines offering commission to travel agents on not just basic fare but fuel surcharge as well has ruffled many feathers. The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has been debating the issue for some time now. Kingfisher Airline is the only airline in India, which gives 5% commission to travel agents on not just basic fare but fuel surcharge (Rs 750) as well.

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Kingfisher launches B`lore-T`puram flights

January 18, 2007

Kingfisher Airlines has launched direct flights between Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

The maiden flight, which landed in Thiruvananthapuram, was received by Kerala’s minister for tourism Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

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Toyota ropes in Kingfisher as Formula 1 sponsor

January 13, 2007

Marking an entry into the high-profile Formula 1 circuit, liquor baron Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines has inked a multi-year partnership deal with Toyota Motorsport to be an official partner of the Toyota F1 racing team.

Kingfisher Airlines will be designated as official partner for the Toyota Racing Team of the K�ln-based Toyota Motorsport.

The partnership between Kingfisher Airlines and Toyota Racing team will aim to raise the profile of the team and Formula 1 in India while showcasing the Kingfisher Airlines brand to the world.

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Kingfisher Airlines Takes Delivery of World’s First ATR Turboprop Aircraft with In-Flight Entertainment System

January 6, 2007

Kingfisher Airlines, India’s fastest growing airline and pioneer in introducing In-flight entertainment onboard its flights on domestic routes, today announces the induction of the world’s first and only ATR 72-500 aircraft facilitating In-flight entertainment system (IFE). The aircraft is the sixth ATR 72-500 delivered to Kingfisher Airlines. All ATR aircraft delivered to Kingfisher Airlines hereon will be equipped with in-flight entertainment system.

Now the Indian air traveler flying between smaller cities connected by Kingfisher Airlines’ ATR aircraft service can also enjoy unlimited in-flight entertainment. The new ATR aircraft being inducted into the fleet on 4th of January will have 17 LCD colour screens spread throughout the cabin. The TV screens operate on a drop down mechanism. No headphones or earphones are required since the audio comes through overhead speakers.

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Kingfisher’s new daily link to Tiruchi

January 6, 2007

Kingfisher Airlines will introduce a daily service on the Bangalore-Tiruchi-Bangalore sector from January 10.

The airline will be the second private operator to introduce operations from Tiruchi after Air Deccan, which is already operating on the Chennai-Tiruchi-Chennai sector.

Kingfisher Airline has been given the clearance by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for operating the service, Airport sources said on Wednesday.

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`Allow airlines holding Category IIIA to land first’

December 28, 2006

The Kingfisher Airlines Chairman, Mr Vijay Mallya, has said airlines that have Category IIIA permission to land even during poor visibility should be given preference to touch down first.

“We derive no benefit even though we have the DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) permission to land even during poor visibility,” Mr Mallya told Business Line.

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Kingfisher may break even in 2008-09: Mallya

December 27, 2006

Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya has said his airline will not fold up despite incurring losses although it may take a year longer than originally plannedsto break even, considering the current bloodbath in the Indian civil aviation sector.

In an interview to Karan Thapar for the Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN, Mallya said though he would like to stick to the original target of financial year 2008-09 for the airline to break even, …. but with the current bloodbath, it might take may be one year longer.

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Kingfisher hit by Rs 17 cr fraud

December 23, 2006

Kingfisher airlines on Wednesday complained to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city crime branch of an online ticket booking fraud through credit cards saying the airline was duped to the tune of Rs 17 crore. The EOW suspect a nationwide organised racket behind the fraud.

This is the first time an airline has lodged a fraud complaint. In most cases, the bank whose credit cards are used lodges a complaint.

The airline handed over an application to the top cops of the EOW who asked the banking unit to probe the matter. Documents submitted by the airline say that they were charged back Rs 17 crore from the banks. According to sources, usually when the amount involved in the fraud case is not very high, subsidiary banks charge back the amount to big banks. However, in this case ICICI Bank has charged the amount back to Kingfisher.

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