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An OverviewKingfisher Airline is a private airline based in Bangalore, India. The airline is owned by Vijay Mallya of United Beverages Group. Kingfisher Airlines started its operations on May 9, 2005 with a fleet of 4 Airbus A320 aircrafts. The airline currently operates on domestic routes. The destinations covered by Kingfisher Airlines are Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Guwahati, Kolkata, Pune, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Mangalore and Jaipur.In a short span of time Kingfisher Airline has carved a niche for itself. The airline offers several unique services to its customers. These include: personal valet at the airport to assist in baggage handling and boarding, accompanied with refreshments and music at the airport, audio and video on-demand, with extra-wide personalized screens in the aircraft and three-course gourmet cuisine.Kingfisher Airlines currently operates with a brand new fleet of 8 Airbus A320 aircraft, 3 Airbus A319-100 aircraft and 4 ATR-72 aircraft. It was the first airline in India to operate with all new aircrafts. Kingfisher Airlines is also the first Indian airline to order the Airbus A380. UB holdings Ltd, has acquired 26% stake in the budget airline Air Deccan and has option to buy further of 20% stake from the secondary market.HistoryKingfisher Airline is a private airline based in Bangalore, India. The airline is owned by Vijay Mallya of United Beverages Group. Kingfisher Airlines started its operations on May 9, 2005 with a fleet of 4 Airbus A320 aircrafts. The airline currently operates on domestic routes. The destinations covered by Kingfisher Airlines are Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Guwahati, Kolkata, Pune, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Mangalore and Jaipur.In a short span of time Kingfisher Airline has carved a niche for itself. The airline offers several unique services to its customers. These include: personal valet at the airport to assist in baggage handling and boarding, exclusive lounges with private space, accompanied with refreshments and music at the airport, audio and video on-demand, with extra-wide personalised screens in the aircraft, sleeperette seats with extendable footrests, and three-course gourmet cuisine.Kingfisher Airlines currently operates with a brand new fleet of 8 Airbus A320 aircraft, 3 Airbus A319-100 aircraft and 4 ATR-72 aircraft. It was the first airline in India to operate with all new aircrafts. Kingfisher Airlines is also the first Indian airline to order the Airbus A380. It placed orders for 5 A380s, 5 A350-800 aircrafts and 5 Airbus A330-200 aircrafts in a deal valued at over $3 billion on June 15, 2005. Delivery of the A330s is due to start in late 2007, followed by the A380s in 2010 and the A350s in 2012.ENTERTAINMENTKingfisher First puts on quite a show for your in-flight entertainment. Every seat is equipped with the world's most advanced personal in-flight entertainment system, which offers audio and video on demand, via extra-wide 8.4" LCD swivel wide-screens and noise-cancelling stereo headphones. Surf your way through Hollywood and Hindi blockbusters, and pick your favourite movie or best-loved scene. Tune into Fun TV, Kingfisher Radio, music videos & concerts, news, business, infotainment, sporting action, a moving map, and plenty more. Entertain yourself with our engaging video games. Or pit your skills against fellow guests in a virtual tournament with the multi-player gaming option. World class in-flight serviceIt is always the little things that make a difference. Kingfisher First offers you a delightful range of thoughtful services on-board that no Business Class ever will. Exclusive Kingfisher First stationery in case you need to catch up on your correspondence. A wealth of national and international news, business & lifestyle magazines and newspapers, to stay in touch with the world below. An elegant executive restroom with premium toiletries to pamper you. For anything else you may require, our warm and thoroughly professional handpicked cabin crew is on call to anticipate your every need, and take care of your every whim.OurVision The Kingfisher Airlines family will consistently deliver a safe, value-based and enjoyable travel experience to all our guests.Our ValuesSafety This is our overriding value. In our line of business, there is no compromise.Service We are all in the hospitality business; we must always seek to serve our guests and gain their trust, goodwill and loyalty.Happiness We seek to build an organization with people who choose to be happy, and will Endeavour to influence our guests and co-workers to be happy too.Teamwork we will succeed or fail as a team. Each one of us must respect our colleagues regardless of their rank, and we must work together to ensure our mutual success.Accountability Each one of us will be held accountable for the successful execution of our duties, commitments and obligations, and we will strive to lead by example.

Chairman MessageWelcome aboard Kingfisher Airlines.I am often referred to as the King of Good Times and I truly believe that you should share this experience with me. On a more serious note, I log many air miles myself in pursuit of my goals and I am sure that you do too.It is my passion to deliver the best of good times. After all, work and play can go hand in hand. I am sure that you have several pressing commitments and stressful work obligations. Like me, you also need some time to chillwith the King of Good Times.I have personally ensured that every Kingfisher aircraft meets the global standards that I have set for myself in terms of safety and I am proud of our brand new fleet incorporating the latest technology available. I have instructed my crew to treat every guest in the same way as if they visited my home. Since I also believe in cutting-edge technology, I insisted upon an individual in-flight entertainment system for our guests personal viewing and listening pleasure. I demand individual attention and I suppose our guests do too!On board Kingfisher Airlines, you will meet a crew that I have hand-picked myself. I have also personally approved their rigorous training programme. Quite apart from this, I have devoted a lot of personal time and energy in ensuring that Kingfisher Airlines is truly world-class in every sense.Leave the stress of daily life behind and enjoy the good times with Kingfisher Airlines. I have tried very hard to build an airline that meets your expectations. However, if I have missed something or fall short of your expectations, please feel free to mail me directly at chairman@flykingfisher.com.I invite you to fly the Good Times. After all, to me, you deserve the Good Times as well

Services offeredDestinationsAs of 10 April 2012, Kingfisher Airlines served 25 domestic destinations within India. It had suspended all international operations from 10 April 2012 with the final flight between London Heathrow and Delhi.[24] When the airline is flying, all routes are now operated with the Airbus A320 family, ATR 42s and ATR 72 aircraft. Its first long haul destination was London, England, which was launched in September 2008. It had plans to launch new long haul flights to cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania with deliveries of new aircraft. All long haul routes used to be operated on the Airbus A330-200.ServicesDomesticEconomy class meal on board a Kingfisher Airlines domestic flightKingfisher FirstThe domestic Kingfisher First seats have a 48inch seat pitch and a 126-degree seat recline. There are laptop and mobile phone chargers on every seat. Passengers can avail of the latest international newspapers and magazines. There is also a steam ironing service on board Kingfisher First cabins. Every seat is equipped with a personalised IFE system with AVOD which offers a wide range of Hollywood and Bollywood movies, English and Hindi TV programmes, 16 live TV channels and 10 channels of Kingfisher Radio. Passengers also get BOSE noise cancellation headphones. Domestic Kingfisher First is only available on selected Airbus A320 family aircraft.Kingfisher ClassThe domestic Kingfisher Class has 32-34inch seat pitch. Every seat is equipped with personal IFE systems with AVOD on board the Airbus A320 family aircraft. As in Kingfisher First, passengers can access movies, English and Hindi TV programmes, a few live TV channels powered by DishTV, and Kingfisher Radio. The screen is controlled by a controller-console on the seat armrest. Earcup headphones are provided free of cost to all passengers. The default channel shows, alternating every few seconds, the aeroplane's ground speed, outside temperature, altitude, distance and time to destination, the position of the aircraft on a graphical map, and one or more advertisements. Passengers are served meals on most flights. Before take-off, passengers are served bottled lemonade.Kingfisher RedKingfisher Red's logoKingfisher Airlines acquired Bangalore based low cost carrier Air Deccan in 2007,[28] changed its name to Simplifly Deccan and subsequently converted it to Kingfisher Red, Kingfisher Airline's low-cost class on domestic routes. A special edition of Cine Blitz magazine was the only reading material provided. Passengers could earn King Miles even when they flew Kingfisher Red, which they could redeem for free tickets to travel on Kingfisher Airlines or partner airlines. On 28 September 2011, Vijay Mallya announced that the company would soon stop operations of Kingfisher Red as it did not believe in low-cost operations any longer.[29][30]InternationalKingfisher FirstPrior to losing its A330 fleet, Kingfisher offered an international business/first product called Kingfisher First which featured full flat-bed seats with a 180-degree recline, with a seat pitch of 78inches, and a seat width of 20-24.54inches.Passengers were given Merino wool blankets, a Salvatore Ferragamo toiletry kit, a pyjama to change into, five-course meals and alcoholic beverages. Also available were in-seat massagers, chargers and USB connectors. Every Kingfisher First seat had a 17inch widescreen personal television with AVOD touchscreen controls and offers 357 hours of programming content spread over 36 channels, including Hollywood and Bollywood movies along with 16 channels of live TV, so passengers can watch their favorite TV programmes live. There was also a collection of interactive games, a jukebox with customisable playlists and Kingfisher Radio. Passengers are given BOSE noise cancellation headphones. The service on board the Kingfisher First cabins included a social area comprising a full-fledged bar staffed with a bartender, a break-out seating area just nearby fitted with two couches and bar stools, a full-fledged chef on board the aircraft and any-time dining. A turn-down service included the conversion of the seat into a fully flat bed and an air-hostess making the bed when the passenger is ready to sleep. Both Kingfisher First and Kingfisher classes featured mood lighting on the Airbus A330-200 with light schemes corresponding to the time of day and flight position.Kingfisher ClassThe international Kingfisher Class (no longer available since Kingfisher lost its A330 long-haul fleet) seats offered a seat pitch of 34inches, a seat width of 18inches and a seat recline of 25 degrees (6inches). Passengers received full length modacrylic blankets, full size pillows and meals. Each Kingfisher Class seat had a 10.6inch widescreen personal television with AVOD touchscreen controls. The IFE was similar to that of the international Kingfisher First class. It could also be controlled by a detachable remote-control console fitted in the armrest. This device could be used to control the IFE, reading-lights, play games and even has a credit-card swipe for shopping on Kingfisher's 'Air Boutique'. It also had a facility for sending text-messages, though the service wasn't provided by Kingfisher.In-flight entertainmentKingfisher's IFE system is the Thales TopSeries i3000/i4000 on board the Airbus A320 family aircraft, and Thales TopSeries i5000 on board the Airbus A330 family aircraft provided by the France-based Thales Group.[32] Kingfisher was the first Indian airline to have in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems on every seat even on domestic flights. All passengers were given a "welcome kit" consisting of goodies such as a pen, facial tissue and headphones to use with the IFE system. Now, passengers of Kingfisher class are not given "welcome kits" but, as mentioned earlier, a complimentary bottle of lemonade and earphones for use with the IFE are still given. The inflight magazines are special editions of magazines owned by Mallya's media publishing house (VJM Media) viz. Hi! Blitz for domestic flights and Hi! Living for international flights. Initially, passengers were able to watch only recorded TV programming on the IFE system, but later an alliance was formed with Dish TV to provide live TV in-flight.[33] And in a marked departure from tradition, Kingfisher Airlines decided to have an on-screen safety demonstration using the IFE system, however the conventional safety briefing by the flight attendants still existed on many flights.King ClubThe frequent-flyer program of Kingfisher Airlines is called the King Club in which members earn King Miles every time they fly with Kingfisher or its partner airlines, hotels, car rental, finance and lifestyle businesses. There are four levels in the scheme: Red, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. Members can redeem points for over a number of schemes. Platinum, Gold and Silver members enjoy access to the Kingfisher Lounge, priority check-in, excess baggage allowance, bonus miles, and 3 Kingfisher First upgrade vouchers for Gold membership. Platinum members get 5 upgrade vouchers.Kingfisher XpressFurther information: Kingfisher XpressKingfisher Xpress was a Door-to-Door cargo delivery service from Kingfisher Airlines. Kingfisher Xpress same day service will be India's first and only same day delivery by air service. The service offered a pick up facility in the 8 main metropolitan cities of India namely Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Kolkata with guaranteed same day delivery in up to 22 cities of India namely Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune, Srinagar and Tiruvanathapuram. Early Days of KingfisherThe early days of Kingfisher Airlines as in the time before they acquired the Air Deccan were a great time for Dr. Mallya. Not in monetary terms but in terms of awards and recognitions.Since most airlines posted net losses due to surging fuel costs, investors track a metric called EBITDAR which means earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortization and rental costs. Most airlines lease aircrafts and do not own them. Kingfi...