India's Kingfisher Airlines has launched daily
direct flights connecting Kolkata with Dhaka.
The launch of this new route marks the
first time that Kingfisher Airlines is commencing international
flights from Kolkata. Kolkata becomes the fourth city in India
from where Kingfisher Airlines offers international connectivity.
The flights are being operated using twin-turboprop ATR
flights between Kolkata and Dhaka will be operated as Kingfisher
The outbound flight departs from Kolkata at
13:35 and arrives in Dhaka at 15:15 in the afternoon,
local time. The return flight takes off from Dhaka at 16:00 in the
afternoon and will reach Kolkata at 16:15 in the afternoon.
Commenting on the launch of the first new international route
out of Kolkata, Mr. Siva Ramachandran, Vice President-Global
Sales, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, “Besides catering to travellers from Kolkata, this new route is expected to cater to
the outlying markets in this region. For travellers flying in from
Dhaka, they will now have the added advantage of convenient
connectivity to onward destinations in India thanks to the large
and unparalleled route network of Kingfisher Airlines.”
introduction of these new flights connecting Kolkata and Dhaka
marks the third phase of the international route expansion plan of
Earlier this year, Kingfisher
launched daily direct services between Mumbai and London and daily
flights connecting Chennai with Colombo and Bangalore with
In the first phase of the roll out of its international
route network, Kingfisher Airlines commenced services from
Bangalore to London last year.
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