Chandigarh, April 9, 2008—Kingfisher Airlines, India’s first and only 5-Star airline, today announced that it will be launching services on six new sectors and that it will add Chandigarh to the network of cities served by it.Effective April 14, 2008, Kingfisher Airlines will offer a daily direct flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai and from Chandigarh to New Delhi. The launch of services to Chandigarh marks the launch of operations for Kingfisher Airlines in Chandigarh.
The flights on these new routes will be operated using brand new Airbus A320 family aircraft featuring personalized in-flight entertainment on every seat, gourmet cuisine and world class service.
Besides this, Kingfisher Airlines will also introduce services on 5 other routes. For the first time, it will offer a daily same day return flight between New Delhi and Goa. It will also add one more daily direct flight between New Delhi and Hyderabad taking the total number of daily flights on that route to three flights a day. Kingfisher Airlines will also launch a daily direct flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad and between Chennai and Coimbatore.
With the launch of these new services, Kingfisher Airlines will now have 250 departures a day and will serve 39 destinations with a fleet of 42 brand new aircraft.
Commenting on the launch of these new sectors, Mr. Siva Ramachandran, Vice President Global Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "I am delighted that we will soon begin operations in Chandigarh. With the addition of Chandigarh to the nationwide network of destinations served by Kingfisher Airlines, discerning travelers from Chandigarh and those flying into Chandigarh can now fly on their favourite airline and continue to enjoy the Kingfisher experience. Besides corporate flyers, we expect our flights into and out of Chandigarh to cater to tourists alike, especially since Chandigarh is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh, an acknowledged tourist haven."
Ever since its launch in May 2005, Kingfisher Airlines has blazed a trail of innovations and introduced a range of market-firsts that have completely redefined the whole experience of flying. By elevating its customers to a level of being ‘guests’ and not just passengers, Kingfisher Airlines has endeared itself to consumers.