A330 image is my copyright
According to the release issued by the airline, a brand new Airbus A330-200 will be deployed for the route. Kingfisher Airlines commenced its international operations on September 3, 2008 with its Bangalore-London service.
The launch of the Mumbai-London is a result of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) granting the airline permission on Tuesday to operate on eight international routes namely: Mumbai-London, Mumbai-Hong Kong, Mumbai-Singapore, Chennai-Colombo, Kolkata-Dhaka, Kolkata-Chittagong, Bangalore-Bangkok and Mumbai-Bangkok.
The service will compete head-on with the daily service of Jet Airways, Kingfisher’s recent alliance partner. The impact of this service remains to be seen. Will it result in the recently formed alliance crumbling ?
I urge Dr. Mallya and his team to offer more services ex-Bangalore, which is, after all, the home of the airline.