Kingfisher Airlines pulls out of London, Bangkok, Dhaka and Kathmandu

The bad news seems to not stop rolling for Kingfisher Airlines. I previously discussed the truncated schedules uptil March 2012 for Kingfisher Airlines international operations. A couple of days back, Kingfisher Airlines was let go from the IATA interline clearing house and the billing settlement plan, thereby taking away the revenue lines from them.

Via, the new summer schedules of Kingfisher Airlines were updated on the global distribution systems. Kingfisher Airlines has discontinued operations from London, which was its only European destination. Here is a comprehensive update:

  • London: Delhi-London Heathrow cancelled from 10th April 2012, Mumbai – London Heathrow cancelled from 16th April 2012
  • Bangkok: Like I wrote before, Mumbai – Bangkok and Delhi – Bangkok was already cancelled, and Kingfisher is now going to not bring them back in Summer 2012. Kolkatta – Bangkok will be cancelled from 25th March 2012
  • Kathmandu: Delhi – Kathmandu was planned to return in Summer schedule, but cancelled for good
  • Dhaka: Kolkata – Dhaka is cancelled from 25th March 2012.

I tried to check this up with a booking on the Kingfisher Airlines website, wondering if this GDS schedule blackout was a repurcussion of the IATA suspension. But no, this is true! Have a look below:

Another update coming soon for the summer schedule domestic in India. The other bad news is that Kingfisher Airlines will not be coming over at the Indian Aviation Show in Hyderabad next week as well.

Update: As per this thread on FlyerTalk, Kingfisher has also withdrawn from Delhi – Hong Kong as well, however I have not been able to confirm it yet.

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