10 Facts About Kingfisher Airlines


Kingfisher Airlines Limited was an airline group based in India.

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Until December 2011, Kingfisher Airlines had the second largest share in India's domestic air travel market.

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On 20 October 2012, Kingfisher Airlines suspended its operations after its licence was suspended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation after it failed to address the Indian regulator's concerns about its operations.

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In July 2014, Kingfisher Airlines' indebtedness appeared as the country's state-owned banks' top non-performing asset after failing to repay loans of over 40 billion.

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Kingfisher Airlines Employees had their dues prior to the carrier suspending its operations.

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Domestic Kingfisher Airlines First, offered on some Airbus A320 family aircraft only, provided seats with a 48-inch and 126-degree recline.

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Kingfisher Airlines was the first Indian airline to have in-flight entertainment systems on every seat even on domestic flights.

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Frequent-flyer program of Kingfisher Airlines was called the King Club in which members earned King Miles every time they flew with Kingfisher or its partner airlines, hotels, car rental, finance and lifestyle businesses.

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Kingfisher Airlines Xpress was a Door-to-Door cargo delivery service launched in February 2010, being the first such service in India promising same-day pick-up in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata and delivery in up to 18 cities, namely, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Kochi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune and Srinagar.

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Kingfisher Airlines Lounges were offered to Kingfisher Airlines First passengers, along with King Club Silver and King Club Gold members.

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