Kingfisher domestic schedule cuts 51% flights, pulls out of 18 domestic routes

I promised an update on the Kingfisher schedule inside India. The schedule that went up on 5th February 2012 became permanent for Summer 2012 when it went up on the GDS systems this week. AirlineRoute.net did an excellent analysis already, which I quote below:

Bangalore – Chennai 2 of 6 Daily service Cancelled
Bangalore – Hyderabad 2 of 5 Daily service Cancelled
Bangalore – Kochi 10 of 24 weekly service Cancelled
Chennai – Coimbatore 2 Daily service Cancelled
Chennai – Hyderabad 1 Daily service Cancelled
Chennai – Mangalore 1 Daily service Cancelled
Chennai – Tiruchirapally 1 Daily service Cancelled
Chennai – Vishakapatnam 1 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Ahmedabad 1 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Amritsar 2 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Chandigarh – Srinagar 1 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Chennai 2 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Gauhati – Bagdogra – Delhi 3 weekly service Cancelled
Delhi – Jammu 1 of 2 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Kolkata 2 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Lucknow 2 of 3 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Pune 1 of 4 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Ranchi – Patna – Delhi 1 Daily service Cancelled
Delhi – Srinagar 1 of 2 Daily service Cancelled
Hyderabad – Pune 1 of 2 Daily service Cancelled
Hyderabad – Rajahmundry 1 Daily service Cancelled
Hyderabad – Vishakapatnam 2 Daily service Cancelled
Kolkata – Aizawl 1 Daily service Cancelled
Kolkata – Bagdogra 1 Daily service Cancelled
Kolkata – Bhubaneswar 2 Daily service Cancelled
Mumbai – Ahmedabad 1 Daily service Cancelled
Mumbai – Coimbatore 1 Daily service Cancelled
Mumbai – Delhi 2 of 11 Daily service Cancelled
Mumbai – Goa 1 of 3 Daily service Cancelled
Mumbai – Kolkata 1 Daily service Cancelled

It turns out that as compared to the 486 weekly flights which were a part of the earlier schedule, only 286 have been filed in the revised schedule, effectively cutting down services by 51%. Travel agents refuse to deal with them and they have also cancelled most of their international operations from Summer 2012.

Do you think Kingfisher will stay or go? Will it manage to get out of the mess it progressively seems to get into every day?

Readers, if you need help, feel free to drop me a line on email or in the readers questions page and I will try my best to help you out.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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