Kingfisher joins oneworld

June 11: As reported in February, Kingfisher Airlines has became a member elect of the oneworld airline alliance after Chairman and Chief Executive Vijay Mallya and his counterparts from all 12 existing partners and members elect signed a contract today.
A team of experts from British Airways, Kingfisher Airlines’ oneworld sponsor, has mentored and supported Kingfisher through its joining programme. The first element has already been successfully accomplished with Kingfisher Airlines passing oneworld’s safety audit. British Airways has announced it has reached agreement to code-share with Kingfisher, the BA prefix will be added to flights by the Indian airline to various points across the Indian sub-continent, with Kingfisher Airlines’ IT designator placed on services operated by the UK carrier to key cities in Europe from later this month.
The next step takes place next month with the opening of the new international passenger terminal at New Delhi, when all the alliance’s six carriers serving the Indian capital will share Kingfisher Airlines’ new premium passenger lounge.