Kingfisher Airlines Signs Oneworld Alliance AgreementBy Sayantika Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
DELHI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- Kingfisher Airlines has recently entered into an alliance with “Oneworld” which made it the new member of the the leading airline alliance. Reportedly, the contract between Kingfisher Airlines and Oneworld was signed by Vijay Mallya who happens to be the chief executive officer for Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.
The deal follows the memorandum of understanding that was signed between Kingfisher Airlines and Oneworld way back in the month of February. British Airways has appointed a special team who would be monitoring and coordinating the entire curriculum for Kingfisher Airlines. It was told that Kingfisher Airlines has passed the safety audit of Oneworld successfully. As an aftereffect of the Kingfisher and Oneworld deal the upcoming international passenger terminal in New Delhi shall witness all six carriers of Oneworld Alliance sharing the premium passenger lounge with Kingfisher.
Following the deal, all individual members of Oneworld have already agreed for a bilateral co-operation with Kingfisher Airlines. British Airways has also declared that they shall be coming up to help Kingfisher Airlines make the very best out of the deal. Normally it takes a total duration of 18 to 24 months to bring on board the airlines that joins Oneworld alliance. As a matter of fact its a complex project which connects the IT system of the Airlines to the Oneworld mainframe. Along with that the customer service, the frequent flyers process shall also culminate in meeting the standards that are being set by Oneworld. Apparently, the deal between Kingfisher Airlines and OneWorld shall be a significant change and a great milestone in the history of Indian Aviation Industry.