Indian airline Kingfisher plans to launch its first international service later this year with flights to London from Bangalore.
Flights to Bangalore from Heathrow are due to start on September 3rd, with plans in place for more international services.
Kingfisher intends to launch flights to 13 international destinations over the next year. Services would connect the airline’s Bangalore base to cities in America, the UAE, Thailand, the Maldives and Saudi Arabia.
Flights to Pakistan, Malaysia and Hong Kong are also being considered.
This announcement follows the delivery of a new wide-bodied aircraft at Kingfisher.
The Airbus A330-200 was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show last month and will be deployed on international services.
Chairman and chief executive Dr Vijay Mallya, revealed the plane and said: "Kingfisher Airlines has been a trailblazer and in just over three years, we have managed to change the whole experience of flying.
"As we stand on the threshold of the commencement of international services to the UK, the US and elsewhere, I have no doubt that the superior experience that will be offered by Kingfisher Airlines is sure to find favour with discerning flyers."