Kingfisher Airlines appears to have taken a significant step toward winning the right to begin long-haul flights next year, as Indian authorities have proposed that fleet size, rather than the age of the carrier, be the determining factor, The Economic Times reported from Bangalore. Previously, airlines had to operate domestically for five years before applying for overseas rights, and a move to reduce that to three years met with stiff opposition. Kingfisher launched in spring 2005 and ...

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