New Delhi: With no end in sight to the 16-day impasse over a lockout and strike by its workers, Kingfisher Airlines management will be meeting with their representatives on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to convince them to return to work. The meeting, scheduled in Mumbai, is likely to be attended by top officials of the parent company, UB Group, apart from the airline top-brass. It comes three days before the lockout, imposed by the airline on October 1 and extended till October 20, is to end. All flights across its network have remained cancelled since then.
The liquor baron Vijay Mallya-owned carrier would also have to submit its reply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) show-cause notice by October 20. The aviation regulator had served the notice on October 5 asking why its flying license should not be suspended or cancelled due to grounding of its entire fleet and saying it had failed to offer safe, efficient and reliable service. It had given the airline 15 days to reply.
The staffers, who struck work on September 30 protesting delay in salaries, are insisting they would resume work after their seven-month dues were paid. Accusing the management of not fulfilling their earlier promises, employees sources said they wanted concrete assurances about payment of their dues. Airline sources said the management's efforts would be to find common ground for breaking the impasse and resume operations as soon as possible, saying both sides realise that keeping the aircraft
08:42 AM, Oct 17, 2012
Mumbai: Aviation regulator DGCA will on Monday review Kingfisher Airline's operations in the wake of mass cancellation of its flights, even as a section of the airlines Mumbai-based pilots joined in the strike by its engineers. "We will review the situation of Kingfisher Airline," Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said. Mishra also said that airline's situation will also be discussed with the Civil Aviation Ministry. The engineers of...
09:54 AM, Oct 01, 2012
Mumbai: A section of pilots of near-bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines on Saturday went on strike, second time in the month, demanding immediate payment of March salaries, leading to cancellation of seven flights from Mumbai. "A section of Mumbai-based pilots have gone on strike due to repeated failure to keep up with the promises (made by the airline management)," airline sources told PTI. Some flights from Mumbai have already been cancelled due...
02:46 PM, Aug 18, 2012