Monday, January 12, 2009
Kingfisher Airlines has revealed on major GDS systems that it will be launching new daily flights to Dubai flown nonstop from its Bangalore home base effective February 8th. It will be using an A 320-200 for this route which is an Air Deccan aircraft configured to seat 180 passengers in an all economy class configuration only. The airline also revealed through the GDS system that its plan to launch BOM-SIN and BOM-HKG flights flown daily each respectively have been postponded indefinitely.
This is a bad move by KF with regards to using an Air Deccan A 320 for the BLR-DXB route. An all economy class (Deccan aircraft) A 320 is fine for routes such as BLR-MCT/DOH/AUH but not DXB as it is sized premium market from the major metro cities in India which include BLR.
KF need to use their own A 320 or A 321 preferably for this sector also because the in-flight product in both J and Y class can give EK a good run for their money on this sector.