Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines has confirmed the start-up date of its Delhi-Hongkong service as April 7, 2010.
The six times weekly service (except on Wednesday) departs Delhi at 2345 and arrives in Hongkong at 0740 (the next day). The return flight departs Hongkong at 1815 and arrives in Delhi at 2145 (local time).
An Airbus A330 wide-body will be used on these flights, and is configured in two classes, Kingfisher First with 30 Business Class seats – described by airline executives as "First Class seats" – and Kingfisher Class with 187 Economy Class seats. From Hongkong, there is a launch return fare of HK$3,300 (US$425) plus taxes.
Earlier (see news), the carrier, owned by beer magnate Vijay Mallya, announced it had won the rights for seven international routes, paving the way for flights between London and Delhi among others. The London-Delhi service begins on March 28, 2010 (see news).
For many years, the route between Hongkong and India's capital city was dominated by Cathay Pacific and Air India, but with the entry of Jet Airways in 2008 and now, Kingfisher, passengers have more options.
For more details, visit www.flykingfisher.com
Margie T Logarta