Kingfisher grounds many flights after fuel bill is called-in and pilots strike

Victoria
By Victoria March 12, 2012 15:23

Kingfisher grounds many flights after fuel bill is called-in and pilots strike

Frozen bank accounts, IATA suspension, no fuel supplies and no money to pay staff – This surely cannot continue? Kingfisher Airlines has at least 30 flights either cancelled or clubbed together with other flights today as several pilots and other staffers failed to report for work in protest at delays in salary payments. At least 13 flights from Mumbai were cancelled, while reports said there was no operation from Kolkata today. Nine departures from Delhi were also either cancelled or merged with other flights. The busiest Mumbai-Delhi sector which has usually seven daily services is operating with three flights today.

On Saturday the state-run HPCL ceased jet fuel supplies, causing cancellations and delays. Fuel supplies were, however, resumed in part on Sunday. Kingfisher owes Rs 515-520 crore in fuel bills plus interest.

Victoria
By Victoria March 12, 2012 15:23
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