Kingfisher May Cut Most International Routes
The Economic Times is reporting that India-based airline Kingfisher, which had been scheduled to join the oneworld alliance in February, may cut back its international operations to two flights per day to London. Kingfisher recently stopped flying to Singapore and Bangkok.
The report states that a senior Kingfisher official said that the airline may drop two of its daily flights to London’s Heathrow airport and Hong Kong.
Stating that it was “prudent in the current situation,” an official told the paper that Kingfisher would essentially focus on domestic flying.
A formal announcement is expected Monday. Kingfisher is struggling on multiple fronts including a dispute with tax authorities in India, which have reportedly frozen as many as 42 bank accounts for non-payment of taxes.