NEW DELHI: After a two-hour meeting with Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Aggarwal on Tuesday, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Bharat Bhushan said: “Let us not talk of punitive action at the moment. We are more interested to see the airline back on its feet. Our priority is not to punish owing to the immediate difficulties the travelling public will have to face,” he said, adding that he would be submitting a report on his discussion to the Civil Aviation Ministry.
“I will also submit a separate report on the closure of their Kolkata operations, which is not allowed, as that city is the gateway to the Northeast,” he said.
On his part, Aggarwal maintained he had had a good meeting with the DGCA. “More information has been sought which will be provided in the next 24 hours. Our schedule will be restored within seven days,” he said.
With 28 planes, the estimates are that Kingfisher would be able to operate 175 flights each week. Aggarwal also maintained that the airline had enough pilots to continue normal operations.