Mumbai: Expanding its overseas operations, Vijay Mallya-run private air-carrier Kingfisher Airlines will launch its daily non-stop Mumbai-London flight from Monday.
“We are set to launch our first flight from Mumbai to London tomorrow,” a Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson said, adding that, “the flight has almost 100% occupancy.”
Mumbai-London is the airline’s second overseas route after its Bangalore-London flight was launched in September 2008.
The airline has deployed a brand new Airbus 330-200 aircraft, configured in two classes, Kingfisher First and Kingfisher Class.
The Mumbai-London flight will take off from Mumbai at 1.50pm (IST) and arrive at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 at 5.55pm (GMT), the spokesperson said.
The return flight from London will leave at 8.30pm (GMT) and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Terminal the next day at 11am (IST), he said.
Kingfisher has also plans to launch Mumbai-Hong Kong operations from 12 January and the Mumbai-Singapore flight from 16 January.
Kingfisher flights from Bangalore and Chennai for Sri Lanka capital Colombo will start from 19 January.