Kingfisher Airlines is an Indian airline based in Bangalore and based on the local Bengaluru International Airport . She is owned by the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya .The airline, on 9 May 2005 has included flight operations, flying to 65 domestic and 7 international destinations. Together with the acquisition of competitor Air Deccan has announced an expansion, planned for the flights to neighboring countries, Europe and North America.

Kingfisher Airlines was up 31 December 2007 official partner of the Formula 1 team, Panasonic Toyota Racing . Since the 2008 season, Kingfisher is the sponsor of the Force India Formula One team , Vijay Mallya is where also involved. In February 2010 it was announced that Kingfisher to join the airline alliance oneworld aims, this should be done first in the course of 2011, but was then on the 10th February 2012 set.At Kingfisher Airlines is the low-cost carrier Kingfisher Red , may need to be resolved within the framework of a conceptual reorientation.

In August 2011 it was announced that Kingfisher was not able to pay its employees in July 2011, in addition, payments to suppliers and service providers open. In November it was announced that 130 pilots left the company short of his own volition had, which led to massive flight cancellations. It should also give further financial demands of numerous service providers, also the first aircraft were due to unpaid installments of the lessors reclaimed. had in December 2011 also 15 aircraft will be parked temporarily as not provided for maintenance can be paid.

On 3 February 2012 was the 10th for the February planned accession to the airline alliance oneworld , the unclear financial situation for an indefinite period. In March, continued British Airways , the code share agreement with Kingfisher from , was at the same time to reduce the cost of long-haul operations, an Airbus A330 returns unscheduled to the lessor . In addition, about two dozen more machines were out of service.