Flight cancellations continue, CEO Kingfisher meets DGCA

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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The CEO of Kingfisher Airlines, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal met with the Deputy General Civil Aviation today as more than 30 flights were cancelled by Kingfisher earlier in the day.

The meeting scheduled with the DGCA, CEO Kingfisher Airlines and other high rank officials of the airline company took place today. However, according to DCGA, Mr. Aggarwal could not satisfy him upon being questioned over how much time before the issue of cancellation and prompt payment to the employees begins.

13 flights from Mumbai, eight flights from Kolkatta, and four flights from Delhi were cancelled on Tuesday creating chaos at the airports where passengers try to get the next first flight to their destination by other airlines. DGCA chief Mr. E K Bharat Bhushan has no confidence in the revival plan for the cancelled flights put forward by the officials of Kingfisher.

The Mumbai-to-Delhi is the worst hit sector due to flight cancellations since the route has the highest number of cancelled flights in the last three days. Tuesday morning, Kingfisher airlines received resignations from another 34 pilots who refused to work for the company without being paid. The recent resignations have taken the resignation toll for pilots since October to 80.

Ajit Singh, the Civil Aviation Minister rules out any chances of bailout for Kingfisher or any other private airlines saying, “As far as Kingfisher or any other private airline is concerned, they have to present their business plan to the banks and if they (banks) are satisfied with that, and if it is within RBI guidelines, then they will lend money”.

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