Kingfisher Pilots on strike, flights cancelled
Debt beleaguered carrier, Kingfisher Airlines hit cancellation of around 20 flights today as airline engineers blew another threat by going on strike from Sunday evening, demanding immediate payment of undue salaries since 7 months.
As report spread that a section of Mumbai-based KFA pilots joined the strike, DGCA announced to review Kingfisher Airline’s operations.
“We will review the situation of Kingfisher Airline,” Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra sadi, reports said.
Around Rs 7,000 crore debt cash strapped airline’s all operations “ are grounded due to the engineer’s strike….some Mumbai-based pilots have also joined in the strike today,” sources said
Amid exiting of work by engineers those permission is necessary to operate airline, several flight operations disrupted as result of cancellation, many were delayed after usage of manager-rank engineers’ services.
More threat is that KGA might face cancellation of license as Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh earlier told that government will revoke Kingfisher’s license if it grounded below five Still KFA is operating 20 flights which reduced by yesterday strike.
“A section of employees of Kingfisher Airlines has not been reporting to work over the last fortnight and over the past two days. They have been threatening, and even manhandling, the employees who are reporting to work as usual,” Kingfisher said.