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Kingfisher Airlines announces alliance with Hilton HHonors

Kingfisher Airlines has announced its alliance with Hilton HHonors, a guest rewards programme for the more than 3000 Hilton Family Hotels worldwide. The new alliance allows members of Kingfisher Airlines’ ‘King Club’ frequent flyer programme to earn both King Miles and HHonors points when they stay at the Hilton Family of hotels. Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards programme …

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Kingfisher flight almost runs out of fuel midair

According to a report by DNA, on January 3, 2009, a Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320, flight IT 335 with 86 passengers on board, landed at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) with just about 20 minutes fuel on-board, a mere 5 minutes short of a “Mayday”. As per standard aviation practice, flights always carry enough fuel for it’s planned …

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Kingfisher to commence London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo services through January, starting tomorrow

Update – January 6. It never struck me, when posting the original article, but based on the timings, Kingfisher can offer passengers, connection between Singapore and London via Mumbai. Further, if Kingfisher can streamline its current Bangalore London operations with better slots at Heathrow, it need only one Airbus A330 instead of the current two. It can deploy that aircraft …

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Engine safety inspection directive to affect Airbus A320 family

Both the European EASA and US FAA have issued emergency Airworthiness Directives ADs for operators of CFM56-5B engines, typically operated on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, which include the A318, A319, A320 and A321. Snecma ImageEASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2008-228 and the FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-01-01, requests operators of CFM56-5B engines, to monitor Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT) for …

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Kingfisher to slash fares January 1

PTI reports, Kingfisher Airlines, has said that it would effect fare cut across its network from January 1. Without specifying the quantum of reduction in fares, in a statement today, Kingfisher Airlines Chairman, Dr. Vijay Mallya said Kingfisher Airlines will begin the New Year on an aggressive note by slashing fares on its network, The current low prices of Air …

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Travel agents to boycott Singapore Airlines

I must tip my hat to the travel agents’ associations in India. Their strategy of targeting one airline at a time, has paid handsome dividends. From a paltry five per cent commission on the basic fare, they have successfully made all the airlines pay three per cent on the gross fare, which includes the fuel surcharges, on domestic fares. Passengers …

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Air India and Kingfisher biggest defaulters at Indian airports

In the Rajya Sabha today, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel informed the Parliament today that airport developers both in public and private sectors are not getting their dues from the airlines on time which is causing them financial problems. As per the minister’s statement in the house In respect of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI), the dues, …

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Turkish Airlines to offer First Class service

Turkish Airlines (THY) will begin offering first class seats on the three Boeing 777-300ERs, recently leased from Jet Airways, by Dec. 29, THY General Manager Temel Kotil has said. The first 2 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft scheduled to join the fleet on December 24th and 25th, 2008 are configured with 8 First Class suites, 30 Business in a herringbone layout, and …

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Jet Airways Kingfisher Airlines in near collision at Chandigarh airport

Thanks to a napping Air Traffic Control at Chandigarh airport, two aircraft, one from Jet Airways and another of Kingfisher Airlines, almost achieved a physical merger, one I am sure, their managements did not want, when they planned their recently formed alliance. TNN reports that two planes of Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, with a total 139 passengers on board, …

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Kingfisher A320 planes de-registered or returned ?

The disagreement between Kingfisher Airlines and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has become murky. Yesterday, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspaper reported “In a major setback to Kingfisher Airlines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has de-registered three of its aircraft on account of rental payment default. These aircraft will be grounded and not permitted to fly on commercial …

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Arik to use Kingfisher A340-500 interiors and seating

According to Business Traveller magazine, Nigerian carrier Arik Air will launch its flights from London to Lagos on December 15, using the Airbus A340-500 aircraft with their plush interiors and seating designed for Kingfisher Airlines. Arik recently took delivery of its first of three A340-500 aircraft, planes originally destined for Kingfisher Airlines before it was forced to shelve the order. …

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Kingfisher restores travel agent commissions

As I had indicated in my earlier story, Kingfisher Airlines announced that it will pay three per cent agency commission to travel agents on gross fare, effective from today. The decision to pay three per cent commission was acknowledged in a fax sent to TAAI office last night. “The airline has also withdrawn Transaction Fee on tickets, which was introduced …

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Kingfisher reduces fuel surcharges

Following reductions from fellow airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and Kingfisher Red, today, announced reduced fuel surcharge on air tickets. The cut on fuel surcharge on all domestic routes will be applicable with immediate effect, a company spokesperson said. Kingfisher Red (formerly Air Deccan) has reduced fuel surcharge For routes under 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. 300, from …

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Kingfisher to launch Mumbai London daily service

Kingfisher Airlines will start operations to its second international destination with the launch of daily direct flights from Mumbai to London from January 5, 2009. A330 image is my copyrightAccording 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 …

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Business Standard: Calling the airlines bluff

Read a nice article by Anjuli Bhargava in the Business Standard today, about the airlines’ ticket prices, the fuel prices, and the politicians. I strongly recommend your reading it. Ms. Bhargava asks Can someone enlighten me as to what’s going on? I am referring to this quid pro quo that’s been playing out through the media between the airline industry, …

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Spectre of ‘white tails’ haunt Airbus and Boeing

Airlines across the globe are grounding planes, cutting capacity and delaying or even canceling orders for new aircraft as the global economic crisis hits both passenger and cargo air traffic. Add to this airline mergers like those of Delta-Northwest, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa-BMI, the proposed British Airways-Qantas, leading to industry consolidation, and in the worst cases even going out of business, …

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Kingfisher Airlines gets permission for operations to eight international destinations

Airline also gets nod from MoCA for international operations from Mumbai and Kolkata The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) yesterday granted Kingfisher Airlines the permission to operate to eight international destinations and gave the go ahead to commence international flights from Mumbai and Kolkata. According to a report in the Times of India today, the airline has also got a …

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Mallya: “We can wipe out our losses in three years”

Dr. Vijay Mallya spoke to Business Today magazine. Excerpts from that interview. The original article can be read here.———Can the ‘King of Good Times’ survive the turbulence in the current aviation downturn? In an exclusive interview that started well past midnight and continued for over two hours at his residence on Delhi’s tony Sardar Patel Marg, Mallya shed light on …

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Kingfisher’s loss is Arik’s gain

The plan was link the two “Silicon” hubs – Bangalore and San Francisco on this Faced with huge losses, and a diving economy, Kingfisher Airlines was forced to shelve its plans to procure the ultra long range Airbus A340-500. These aircraft were instead diverted to Nigerian carrier Arik Air. As per an Airbus press release Arik Air, based in Lagos, …

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Flight operations at Mumbai largely unaffected, airlines announce fee waivers

Ratan Tata’s words say it all We cannot replace the lives that have been lost and we will never forget the terrifying events of last night, but we must stand together, shoulder to shoulder as citizens of India, and rebuild what has been destroyed. We must show that we cannot be disabled or destroyed, but that such heinous act will …

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