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Kingfisher Airlines, Becomes the Only Private Airline to Connect Agatti to Most Major Indian Cities
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Kingfisher Airlines, Becomes the Only Private Airline to Connect Agatti to Most Major Indian Cities

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Kingfisher Airlines, Becomes the Only Private Airline to Connect Agatti to Most Major Indian Cities

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Kingfisher Airlines, India's fastest growing private carrier and the first airline in India to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes, announced the launch of its direct flights to Agatti from Kochi and stop-over flights from most major cities in India. This makes Kingfisher Airlines, the only private airline from India to launch a service to this destination.Guests who arrived on the maiden flight of Kingfisher Airlines from Agatti were treated to a cultural extravaganza comprising a traditional welcome ceremony followed by a dance performance to delight the guests and the others present at the airport. With the launch of this new route, Kingfisher Airlines will be operating 158 flights across 29 cities.Commenting on the launch of this new route, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "Kingfisher Airlines has redefined the experience of flying and is regarded as an airline that sets new benchmarks in service excellence for the industry. The addition of this new route is part of Kingfisher Airlines' overarching game plan to rapidly expand the network by providing connectivity between important destinations which have a huge potential for growth in air traffic, given the overall growth in passenger traffic in domestic aviation."The Gateway to Lakshadweep, Agatti and its satellite islands of Bangaram, Tinnakkara and Parali present a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms. Indian air travelers can now enjoy the award-winning Kingfisher Airlines experience to this natural paradise on earth.About Kingfisher AirlinesKingfisher Airlines is India's first and only private airline to receive the prestigious, 'Best New Airline of the Year' award in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region from Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). Kingfisher Airlines has also been voted as the 3rd Most Successful Brand Launch of the Year 2005, in the annual Brand Derby Survey conducted by India's leading business daily-Business Standard. In another Survey conducted by, Kingfisher Airlines was voted as the 8th Buzziest Brand of 2006 amongst 2000 leading national and international brands. Kingfisher Airlines has also bagged the "Service Excellence for a New Airline" award from Skytrax, a UK based specialist global air transport advisor.Another addition to the list of laurels is the "Best New Domestic Airline for Excellent Services and Cuisine" award from Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). In a survey conducted by IMB for Times of India, 46% of the participants voted Kingfisher Airlines 'The Best Airline" and "India's Favourite Carrier". Kingfisher Airlines has also won the "Brand Leadership Award" in the service and hospitality segment against several acclaimed hotels, leading banks and other airlines. Lastly Kingfisher Airlines won the Economic Times Avaya Award for Excellence in "Customer Responsiveness" for 2006. The Award is highly acclaimed and is presented by India's largest selling Economic daily, "Economic Times. For more information on Kingfisher Airlines log on to Fly the Good Times with Kingfisher Airlines.

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Source: Kingfisher Airlines (Business Wire India)

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