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Kingfisher Airlines ceases Airbus A330 operations from Bangalore commences Mumbai to Hong Kong and Singapore – Bangalore Aviation

Kingfisher Airlines ceases Airbus A330 operations from Bangalore commences Mumbai to Hong Kong and Singapore

 Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A330-223 VT-VJK MSN874 on short finals to runway 09 Bengaluru International Airport April 10, 2009. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal Bangalore AviationThis is one of the finest airplane spotting photos I have ever taken. The first Airbus A330-200 of Kingfisher Airlines VT-VJK in it’s beautiful red and white livery against the blue spring skies approaching Bengaluru International Airport.

Sadly this is a sight we cannot expect to see in Bangalore for the foreseeable future. In a re-structuring of it’s international operations Kingfisher Airlines has stopped it’s first and sole wide-body international flight from Bangalore.

Earlier today IT002 came in from London Heathrow. It will be ferried across to Mumbai to commence new operations Kingfisher is launching from Mumbai to Hong Kong later tonight and to Singapore from tomorrow.

Starting tonight, Kingfisher Airlines IT 071 will depart Mumbai at 22:55 and arrive at Hong Kong at 08:05 the next day. IT 072 will depart Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 at 14:05 and arrive in Mumbai at 5:50 pm.

From tomorrow, Kingfisher Airlines IT 029 will depart Mumbai at 23:05 and arrive at Singapore at 07:05. IT 030 will depart Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 at 10:15 and arrive Mumbai at 13:05 local time.

The Kingfisher Airbus A330-200 is considered one of the most lavishly appointed. It features a two classes, with 30 seats in Kingfisher First (Business Class) and 187 in the economy Kingfisher Class.

Service on board Kingfisher First features a social area comprising a full-fledged bar staffed with a bartender and a break-out seating area just nearby, fitted with 2 couches and bar stools, in-seat massagers on every seat, and in-seat power adapters.

The entire aircraft features the Airbus mood lighting and the best in-flight entertainment system of any Indian carrier.

The aircraft are not being used intensively, and it is possible that Kingfisher might squeeze another flight like Mumbai Dubai out of the aircraft.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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