We will be open at 9:00 am. Call 020 7590 0610

Kingfisher cuts all international services

Article content

14 March 2012 by Luke McCormick

Embattled Indian carrier Kingfisher has cancelled all its overseas flights, including those from Heathrow, while its codeshares with British Airways have also been cut.

The news comes after a Kingfisher aircraft was impounded at Heathrow last night, according to airport sources. It had been thought that the airline had planned to cancel flights on the Heathrow route from April as it continues to search for investors.

A statement on the Kingfisher site said: 'We would like to confirm that we are curtailing our wide body overseas operations that are bleeding heavily. Positive and immediate action is being taken on all fronts to cut costs.'

British Airways said customers booked on Kingfisher codeshares would be unaffected and that it would book them on an alternative service or issue a full refund.

British Airways said in a statement: 'The suspension of the codeshare agreement between British Airways and Kingfisher came into effect on March 09,2012. Kingfisher Airlines are undergoing a financial restructure and are committed in joining the oneworld alliance. British Airways continues to work closely with Kingfisher and are looking forward to reinstating the codeshare and welcoming them into oneworld at the appropriate time.' 

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

Expert advice & support

Visit us in our London office

Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 45 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation
  • In-depth Wexas travel guides

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Wexas Travel App
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected