Bad news if you’re an American Airlines flyer with ties to India who was looking forward to Kingfisher’s entry into Oneworld (that’s, what, 7 people?): the airline has postponed its entry into the alliance to focus on its perilous financial situation.
The airline has been canceling flights left and right as it wrestles with a cashflow problem (The problem? Not enough cashflow. Har.) More ominously, ATR canceled a 38-plane order from the Indian carrier, saying that Kingfisher did not make pre-delivery payments as expected.
Unfortunately for Oneworld, this leaves a huge hole in their route map, as none of their members has a significant presence in India.