Kingfisher Airlines is set to become part of the oneworld airline alliance on February 10th 2012. It will be the first carrier from the subcontinent to join any of the global airline groups - and the first of three airlines to join oneworld in its biggest membership expansion drive for five years.
Kingfisher has slipped into third place in terms of market share in the burgeoning Indian aviation market. Troubled Kingfisher slipped down from second in September, ceding ground to budget airline IndiGo.
American Airlines has launched a frequent flyer agreement with oneworld® member-elect Kingfisher Airlines, allowing members of each airline’s loyalty program to earn and redeem miles on each other’s network.
Hindustan Petroleum Corp briefly cut aviation fuel supplies to Kingfisher Airlines earlier in a dispute over payment. State-owned HPCL said Kingfisher said money owed by the carrier had exceeded the bank guarantee it had furnished against default.
Kingfisher Airlines, India’s only Five star airline rated by Skytrax, today announced the launch of nine new flights on its domestic network. Kingfisher Airlines becomes the only airline in India to offer flight services between Mumbai-Kolhapur, New Delhi-Pantnagar, and Jabalpur- Indore.
Kingfisher Airlines (IT), based in India, is a new Finnair partner airline and a member elect of oneworld. Finnair Plus members are already able to enjoy the benefits of this new partnership.
Shares in Kingfisher Airlines sunk today following a decision by the board to seek up to $1 billion. Kingfisher – the second largest private airline in India – said the funds would be utilised to pare high debt as the company sought to recover from the global economic slowdown.
Kingfisher Airlines has became a member elect of oneworld® after completing a formal membership agreement with the alliance – moving India’s leading airline a landmark step towards flying as part of the world’s premier airline alliance and bringing 56 Indian cities onto the oneworld map.
• Implementation programme already well underway • Alliance carriers to share Kingfisher Airlines’ new lounge at New Delhi • British Airways to launch code-sharing with new partner later this month • Another key step for oneworld in alliance’s ‘breakthrough year’
Kingfisher Airlines is offering UK travellers increased options to India following the launch of a non-stop daily London Heathrow – New Delhi service.
India’s leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld®