OK, maybe not beer-themed. Maybe just beer-inspired.
Kingfisher Airlines is owned by the UB Group, which stands for United Breweries, which also owns the Kingfisher Brewery, which makes Kingfisher beer. And it’s pretty good beer, too. You can get it in some Indian restaurants.
If Kingfisher proceeds with its plan, it will become the second private Indian carrier to start flights into the United States in competition with Air India and U.S. airlines. The first was Jet Airways, which began flights earlier this month to Newark.
All other things being equal, I’m going to go for the airline with the free beer. Assuming the beer is free.
But if Smithwick’s starts an airline, I’ll have to switch.