BA drops Kingfisher alliance

British Airways yesterday said it has suspended its code sharing agreement with India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher Airlines is “undergoing a financial restructure,” said Christopher Fordyce, regional commercial manager for south Asia at British Airways, without elaborating the reason for the suspension. Cash-strapped Kingfisher said yesterday it will cut back its overseas flights as the troubled carrier looks to slash costs and attract funding from wary bankers and sceptical investors.