Kingfisher brings same-day D2D delivery to India

Kingfisher Airlines has launched Kingfisher Xpress, a new door-to-door cargo delivery service, which kicked off operations from 2 February, after nearly a year of preparation and two months of piloting.

As India’s only same-day, door-todoor express carrier, the move significantly ups the stakes in the Indian domestic express market that is already seeing a rapid rise in competition from home-grown and foreign players.

The service will offer a pick up facility in the 6 main metropolitan cities in India – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata – with guaranteed same day delivery in up to 18 domestic cities, including: Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune and Srinagar.

“If you have time sensitive cargo then we have the option for same-day delivery and if its not so time sensitive and don’t want to pay as much then the package is delivered the next day, Prakash Mirpuri, VP, Corporate Communications at Kingfisher Xpress told Payload Asia.

“In addition to that what we also saw when we were studying the market is that it may not always be a need for doorto- door, but make it airport-to-door, or counter-to-counter,” he said.

Airport to Door service offers flexibility of delivering the shipment at the nearest airport of the shipper’s choice and requesting for a door delivery at the destination across KingfisherXpress network, said Mirpuri. Counter to Counter service, on the other hand,is designed for addressing the needsof shippers who can also deliver theirshipments to the nearest KingfisherXpress centre in the origin city andarrange for their representative to pickupthe shipment from the KingfisherXpress centre in the destination city.