India's second biggest airline company, Kingfisher Airlines, will launch its first flight to the Middle East connecting Bangalore with Dubai next month, according to a report published yesterday in India's daily Mint.
Starting February 8, the airline will fly the Airbus A320 aircraft for its daily Dubai flights with a single-class economy offering, according to the report quoting an internal company note reviewed by the daily.
The daily said: "A Kingfisher Airlines executive, who didn't want not be named, said the airline may launch more international services after the Dubai launch, without elaborating."
By end-January, Hong Kong, Singapore and Colombo will also become part of Kingfisher's network, the airline has said.
Kingfisher Airlines launched its international operations in September, connecting Bangalore with a daily non-stop London flight, followed by a Mumbai-London flight that started on January 5, 2009.
While India's largest private airline, Jet Airways, launched its flights to Dubai last year in August, Emirates is the only other carrier flying as many as three direct daily flights between Bangalore and Dubai using Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft.