New Delhi, August 21
Kingfisher Airlines plans to expand its operations to the US with flights to San Fransisco and New York by April next year. It has filed an application with American Department of Transportation two weeks ago. "If everything goes well, we plan to fly to San Fransisco and New York by April 2008," Kingfisher Airlines Chairman and Managing Director Vijay Mallya told reporters on the sidelines of CII Marketing Summit here.
Under the current Indian norms, an airline needs a minimum of five years of domestic flying experience before it is allowed to fly abroad. Kingfisher, though a two-year old airline, had recently acquired a 26 per cent stake in low-cost carrier Air Deccan for Rs 550 crore which would complete five years of operations next year.