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Kingfisher crisis worsens

NEW DELHI: The Kingfisher Airlines appears to be going for the worst. In one of its main bases in Mumbai, only six captains are operating flights as on Saturday, while 28 others have refused t

Published: 04th March 2012 02:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:28 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The Kingfisher Airlines appears to be going for the worst. In one of its main bases in Mumbai, only six captains are operating flights as on Saturday, while 28 others have refused to fly.

The airline has also stopped operating the Delhi-Kolkata flight since February 20 as it did not have aircraft.

In a meeting of 16 pilots and CEO Sanjay Aggarwal, the latter was apparently rude and said the pilots were free to walk out if they wished so.

“Two pilots had lost their houses on account of no salary for three months, but the CEO told them (pilots) that even if he got the money he was going to pay the oil companies and the others in queue. Paying pilots was not his priority as per his words,” an official from the airline’s Bangalore office told Express. The pilots were taken aback by the Aggarwal’s rudeness and a point-blank refusal to hear their plea. The pilots demanded that they be given post-dated cheque.



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