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General information


Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines was launched by a beer-manufacturing company that makes the popular Indian beer, Kingfisher.

This carrier is owned by Dr.Vijay Mallya, Indian billionaire and is headquartered in Bangalore, India, where it has its only hub.

Kingfisher Airlines is flies exclusively to destinations within India.

The company experiences immense success and is gradually increase its fleet.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

Kingfisher Airlines


"Fly the good times"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Bangalore, India





Bangalore International Airport

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:


Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

69 (+130 orders)

Aircraft types used:

Airbus A319, Airbus A321, Airbus A330

ATR-42, ATR-72

Accidents & incidents:



Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- Kingfisher Airlines was interestingly created by a beer company making the beer with the same name

- Kingfisher Airlines is one of the main official sponsors of the Panasonic Toyota Formula 1 team

- since 2007, Kingfisher has tippled its fleet and the number of destinations as well




Flies to 65 domestic airports and 7 international ones.




The fleet consists of Airbus A330s, A321s, A319s as well as ATR 42 and ATR-72 aircraft.

The A380 "Super Jumbo" was ordered in 5 pieces, just like the Airbus A350.

Previously Airbus A320s and Airbus A340s were taken out of the fleet.


Activity & market position


At first Kingfisher seemed to head for the low cost airline market. Fares were minimized and online booking was encouraged.

Today this airline owns a low cost airline subsidy.


Wholly-owned companies & stakes at other companies


Kingfisher owns a subsidy specialized in low cost services:


Kingfisher Red


Current activity and perspectives for the future


Fleet growth and extension of destinations


The company aims at the low budget travelers, therefore fares are kept low.

Due to India's big potential in air travel, the company has its near future bright. An ever-growing number of people are travelling by air, therefore Kingfisher is planning to introduce the Airbus A380s.

It will probably be the first Indian airline to fly A380s.


Kingfisher offers unrivaled high quality in-flight services for the Indian domestic airline flyer. You have good leg room, comfortable wide seats and delicious food.

Kingfisher Airlines has received the "Best Airline of the Year" award in the Pacific and Middle East region from Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation.

The company was given the title "Best New Domestic Airline for Excellent Services and Cuisine" by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA).

Another award received was the "Service Excellence for a New Airline", given by Skytrax.


From 24 airplanes in 2007 they have reached 69 in 2009. The number of airplanes will get close to 200 as the new orders (of 130 - as of late 2009) will enter gradually, starting with late 2009 and then on for several years.


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