Indian airline Kingfisher today announced the
launch of its daily non-stop service between Bangalore and London Heathrow. The
route, to commence on September 3, is the airline’s first international service.
Tickets are now on sale.
from Bangalore will depart at 8.40 am and arrive at London Heathrow’s Terminal
4 at 2.50 pm, local time. The return flight will depart Heathrow at 10.05 pm
and arrive in Bangalore the next day at 12.35 pm, local time.
Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited commented:
“At a time when many airlines are rolling back on their network, I feel that
the carefully selected routes that Kingfisher will serve have great growth
traffic demand in and out of India remains robust. 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.”
entertainment will include live TV channels BBC World, CNN International,
Bloomberg and Eurosport/ESPN via satellite to every seat, plus some 357 hours
of programming on 36 channels.
Airlines will operate a new Airbus A330-200 on the route with two classes of
service. Food onboard will be provided by London’s Chutney Mary’s restaurant. There
will be webchat and email, USB connectors and in-seat plug/chargers available
throughout the aircraft.
Kingfisher First, guests will be offered in-seat massagers, a bar with
bartender, a jacket pressing service, and spectacles cleaning.
Kingfisher started domestic flights in India in 2005 and has since become the
largest privately-owned airline in the country following its merger with Air
Deccan. Further expansion may be on the cards, with other international
destinations rumoured to be announced in the near future.
flykingfisher.com for more information.
Report by Sara Turner