INDIA: Kingfisher announces new routes to Singapore/HK

India’s Kingfisher Airlines has announced its plans for the next phase of its international route network, with two new routes from this September. The two new routes connect Mumbai with Singapore and Hong Kong with both slated as daily direct return services operated using Airbus A330- 200 aircraft. Kingfisher Airlines has also applied to the […]


India’s Kingfisher Airlines has announced its plans for the next phase of its international route network, with two new routes from this September. The two new routes connect Mumbai with Singapore and Hong Kong with both slated as daily direct return services operated using Airbus A330- 200 aircraft.

Kingfisher Airlines has also applied to the Ministry of Civil Aviation to commence operations on the New Delhi – London – New Delhi sector, also using the Airbus A330-200. The service will begin once regulatory approvals are in place and once in operation this new route will mark the first time that Kingfisher Airlines will commence international flights out of New Delhi.

Kingfisher also has plans to start flights from New Delhi to Bangkok and from New Delhi to Dubai which will utilise Airbus A320 / A321 aircraft. There are also plans to commence flights on three routes between Mumbai and Bangkok, Dubai and Colombo. The flights on these routes will also be operated using the Airbus A320 / A321 aircraft.

“The plan to launch these new services is consistent with our goal of redeploying capacity on routes with better yields as compared to domestic sectors,” a Kingfisher spokesman said. Between the period September to November 2009, Kingfisher Airlines is suspending its flights on the Bangalore – London – Bangalore route and its feeder service on the Colombo – Bangalore – Colombo route with effect from 15 September.