Kingfisher Airlines, Royal Caribbean enter into strategic alliance

Kingfisher Airlines, Royal Caribbean enter into strategic alliance

Mumbai: Royal Caribbean International, a global cruise firm that owns 22 ships, and Kingfisher Airlines Ltd have formed an alliance that will offer customers bundled vacation packages and additional benefits for airline’s frequent fliers.

This is the first time Royal Caribbean has entered into a strategic alliance of this magnitude in the Asia-Pacific region, where its ships are sailing out of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Kingfisher Airlines flies to all three of these embarkation ports from cities throughout India and its tour division, Kingfisher Holidays, bundles vacation packages that include both a Royal Caribbean cruise and airfare for the Kingfisher Airlines passengers.

Kingfisher Airlines is a member-elect of the global grouping of airlines, oneworld, while Royal Caribbean International is one of the largest cruise lines in the world, offering vacations to more than 260 ports around the world.

As a part of this alliance, Kingfisher Airlines is launching an online lucky draw for its frequent fliers.

A media statement said that Kingfisher Airlines’ frequent fliers will earn miles when they book a qualifying Royal Caribbean International cruise.

For example, frequent fliers will earn 1,500 miles when booking a balcony stateroom on a 4- to 5-night cruise or 2,500 miles for a 6- to 8-night cruise in a Junior Suite. Members can redeem their miles for upgrades and free airline tickets.