Kingfisher Goes International

Kingfisher Airlines of India is ready to start international services from the first week of September. A senior official at the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the airline has received the traffic rights to fly to London from Bangalore and has also secured parking slots at Heathrow.
The Indian Government insists that carriers have to complete five years of operations before being allowed to start international flights. However, Kingfisher has been given the go-ahead following its 2007 purchase of Air Deccan, which had been in operation for the requisite time. It also plans to fly from Mumbai to London and eventually to the United States.