Kingfisher Airlines offers full service and promises an unparalleled experience to the Indian air traveller.

On offer are the plushest sleeperette seats in the Indian skies with a 48 inch pitch, 125 degree recline, adjustable headrests and fully extendable footrests. In-flight entertainment has been taken to a new level with the introduction of live television to compliment the latest and finest audio and video on demand system that is available. With the merger of Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines, the airline covers all segments of air travel from low fares to premium fares and offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. India's largest domestic airline connects 71 cities and has 549 daily departures. The combined entity of Kingfisher Airlines currently operates a fleet of 49 brand new Airbus A-320 family aircraft and 30 ATR aircraft. In 2007, Mallya made a strategic and significant investment in Epic Aircraft, a US-based aircraft manufacturing company specializing in high performance airplanes-Very Light Jets (VLJ). VLJs are a new breed of aircraft, developed through innovative technology and manufacturing processes that have reduced the cost of a jet by up to 60%, potentially transforming the economics and convenience of owning and operating private jets. Mallya is the Chairman of public companies both in India as well as in the US. He has been the Chairman of Aventis Pharma [ Get Quote ] India (previously Hoechst) as well as the Chairman of Bayer Crop Science in India (previously Agrevo) for over 20 years, in addition to his Chairmanship of several other corporations. He is a keen sportsman and is an ardent aviator and yachtsman of distinction. He not only participates in various sporting events but also supports various sporting activities worldwide, particularly for the under privileged. Force India Formula One Team: Mallya has had a longstanding presence in Formula One having sponsored the Benetton Formula One Team in 1996-97. In 2007, Kingfisher Airlines was a sponsor of the Panasonic Toyota [ Images ] Formula One Team. Mallya also serves as the Chairman of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, the Government of India, recognized National sporting body as well as the Motor Sports Association of India, the current FIA ASN for India. Mallya is the first Indian ever to become the owner of a Formula One Team. The Netherlands-based Mol Family and Mallya have formed a consortium that is now the joint owner of Force India Formula One, which is also India's first-ever Formula One Team and represents India's first, truly global sports foray. The Silverstone-based team has evolved from the iconic Jordan Grand Prix [ Images ] Team to the more recent Spyker Team and boasts a tally of three race wins since its inception in 1991. Under the leadership of Mallya, the team is now a finely tuned, state-of-the-art Formula One entity ready to challenge some of the automotive industry's greatest brands for track success. The team can now benefit from a competitive advantage in the areas of aerodynamics technology-thanks to Airbus support; access to the latest in composite manufacturing and operations technology through Epic Aircraft.

He has also been nominated as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. Mallya has always believed that Corporations have a responsibility to society and mankind. he has contributed generously to various Charities and Foundations in several countries in addition to establishing The Mallya Hospital. He was conferred a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration.Force India Formula One is the new global face of an emerging superpower and is increasingly viewed as a team that will change the dynamics of Formula One. bottom up and a team that dares to dream. by the Southern California University. . The Mallya-Aditi School and the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation in Bangalore. Irvine. India. Force India Formula One has come to epitomize the dream of every Indian and is powered by a billion prayers! Mallya has received several professional awards both in India and overseas. To this end. Most importantly.

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