Kingfisher Airlines Reviews

Kingfisher Airlines had already stopped operations 3 years ago. However, one reviewer asked  me to write an article about the almost-perfect Indian air service. Let us all witness how it was to “Fly The Good Times” with Kingfisher Airlines and why it just shut down.

Beginning and Ending
Kingfisher Airlines Reviews-financial crisisKingfisher Airlines traces its roots back in 2003 but commenced operations in 2005 with four Airbus A320s, owned by the capital of the Indian state Karnataka, Bengaluru. The head office of Kingfisher Airlines used to be in Kempegowda International Airport. They started international operation in 2008. However, on the 20th of October 2012, Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations because DGCA suspended their flying license. They were almost the first Indian carrier who’ll join the OneWorld alliance. But due to bad financial status, their membership with OneWorld was put on hold and this made the airline’s shutdown final.

Kingfisher Airlines Reviews-crewBefore Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations, they had almost over 5,700 employees, 69 aircrafts, serving 25 domestic destinations in 2012. They used to have a codeshare agreement with American Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Philippine Airlines. They were even nominated simultaneously since 2008 until 2012 as “Asia’s Leading Airline – Economy Class” and “India’s Leading Airline” by Skytrax’s World Travel Awards.

Kingfisher Airlines Reviews-inflightKingfisher Services
Kingfisher Airlines had three cabin classes in their domestic flights: Kingfisher Red, Kingfisher Class and Kingfisher First. These are actually their own version of Economy, Business and First Class. However, with their international flights, they only had Kingfisher Class and First. Passengers are served with a variety of meal selection including famous Indian cuisines and international dishes.

Beverage options are not limited to. They kept their customers entertained by their Thales TopSeries i3000-i5000 IFE system, which made Kingfisher Airlines, the first Indian air service which had an IFE system as their inflight entertainment. In board magazines are also provided. They also had a frequent flyer program, King Club.

Kingfisher Airlines Reviews of Passengers
I am not surprised that Kingfisher Airlines had harnessed too much negative Kingfisher Airlines reviews from its consumers. I hardly found a positive or a recommendation posted about the Indian airline. So here, let me just go ahead and share one of the last review published:

“I’ve not received any refund of my 4 tickets which amount to over 13k. I tried to contact the customer care many times but no one is attending calls. I’m in extreme distress. Please if you are reading this and have faced a similar fate with kingfisher & want to fight them, please contact me.

I would suggest, if we have sufficient people we can collectively file a police complaint and share the cost of legal proceedings against Kingfisher.” He was not the only one who had similar concerns, others haven’t received refunds too over a year.
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Contact information

  • Website URL:                                     www.flykingfisher.com
  • Contact number:                               +92 22 2626 2200
  • Contact Email:                                   info@flykingfisher.com
  • Fax Number:                                     +92 22 5503 1096
  • Head Office Address:                         Kingfisher House, Domestic Airport, W E Highway, Vile Parle (East),
    Mumbai, 400057, India
     

Kingfisher Airlines Reviews-conclusionConclusion
Based on Kingfisher Airlines reviews, the airline had evidently made a mark in the field of aviation even though they already shut down a few years ago. Some are still wondering what really happened. Why would a successful air service get into a financial crisis? In my conclusion, maybe it has something to do with the management of sales. This remained a history to everyone, but I am hoping Kingfisher Airlines can be reestablished.
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  1. Check in and boarding was fast, but boarding not done as per sequence. There was one crew who was not very cooperative with her seniors and fellow crew members and was arguing with them in an unpleasant and loud manner. Supper was served and was refreshing. Arrived Bangkok 35 mins ahead of schedule. Great legroom.

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