As first reported on ABTN, having successfully met Indian airline licence regulations, Kingfisher has announced a new direct daily flight between London and Bangalore.
The route, to commence on September 3, is the airline’s first international service. Tickets are now on sale.
The flight from Bangalore will depart at 8.40 am and arrive at London Heathrow's Terminal 4 at 2.50 pm, local time. The return flight will depart Heathrow at 10.05 pm and arrive in Bangalore the next day at 12.35 pm, local time.
Kingfisher Airlines will operate a new Airbus A330-200 on the route with two classes of service. Food onboard will be provided by London's Chutney Mary's restaurant. There will be webchat and email, USB connectors and in-seat plug/chargers available throughout the aircraft. In Kingfisher First, guests will be offered in-seat massagers, a bar with bartender, a jacket pressing service, and spectacles cleaning.
Inflight entertainment will include live TV channels BBC World, CNN International, Bloomberg and Eurosport/ESPN via satellite to every seat, plus some 357 hours of programming on 36 channels.
Kingfisher started domestic flights in India in 2005 and has since become the largest privately-owned airline in the country following its merger with Air Deccan.