Pilot Strike

  • Frankfurt: Lufthansa flights grounded in new pilots' strike September 5, 2014

    Frankfurt Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel 200 flights on Friday, affecting 25,000 passengers, as a consequence of a pilots' strike to be held later in the day. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has called for a six-hour walk-out between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (1500-2100 GMT) over plans...
  • Govt working on plan to recover Kingfisher dues November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Revenue Department is working on a comprehensive plan to recover tax dues from debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), which owes more than Rs 200 crore to the exchequer, a top Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday. "As a matter of fact both Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and...
  • All KFA employees to resume work from today October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the Kingfisher Airlines crisis, all employees have agreed to the management offer to pay them salaries for three months before Diwali. Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Agarwal has said that all employees have agreed to resume work from Thursday itself. The management has promised to pay...
  • Over 15 KFA aircraft stripped clean from inside October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for cash strapped Kingfisher Airlines, at least 15 planes leased to them have been stripped clean, the leasing company sources told CNN-IBN. The 15 aircraft have been stripped of crucial parts at various airports and have been declared not fit to fly. Sources said that inspection...
  • KFA shares hit lower circuit after licence suspension October 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines stock fell nearly 5 per cent on Monday to touch the lower circuit limit after its flying licence was suspended by the DGCA late last week. The scrip of the financially-troubled company was down 4.8 per cent and hit the lower circuit limit of Rs 10.90 soon...
  • KFA crisis: Ajit Singh hints at licence cancellation October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems it is end of the road for Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines? Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday said that the airline's license could be cancelled. Meanwhile, there seems no end to the lockout as talks with employees failed again on Wednesday. In fact the...
  • Mallya's UB Group management to meet KFA employees October 17, 2012

    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...
  • KFA employee wife's suicide: NHRC likely to send notice to Mallya October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines' woes continue as the airline's employees will be marching from India Gate to Jantar Mantar on Tuesday as there seems no end to the deadlock with the management. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is also expected to send Chairman Vijay Mallya a notice in connection...
  • KFA faces licence cancellation as employees protest October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: More trouble for Vijay Mallya owned Kingfisher Airlines as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has now issued a show-cause notice to the airline asking why its flying permit should not be cancelled. The airline employees staged protests across the country over non-payment of salary on Friday....
  • Kingfisher expects to resume flights in 4-5 days October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines expects to resume operations in four or five days after about 100 pilots and engineers in Delhi had agreed to return to work, an executive with the ailing airline said on Thursday. Sanjay Bahadur, vice president of corporate affairs, also said the airline expects to pay salaries...
  • KFA crisis: Talks between management, employees fail October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The deadlock between the Kingfisher Airlines management and its pilots and engineers continues as talks failed between them. A representative of the striking Kingfisher engineers and pilots said the strike will continue as the management has failed to give any commitment on payment of salaries. This came even as...
  • KFA to fly by Oct 5, DGCA wants safety assurance October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Trouble also continues for Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines. A day after its flights were grounded by a strike, Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Agarwal met the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and promised to restart operations by Friday. Agarwal also explained the partial lockout at the DGCA office. Kingfisher...
  • No Kingfisher flight operating at present: DGCA October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday and said that no Kingfisher Airlines flight was operating at present. Kingfisher cancelled flights due to pilots and engineers not reporting to work due to non payment of salaries. The airline in a statement said that it is taking...
  • Kingfisher employee unrest: Stock down by 5 pc October 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines tumbled nearly 5 per cent to Rs 15.35 after it cancelled several flights due to pilots and engineers not reporting to work due to non payment of salaries. The airline in a statement said that it is taking all possible measures to lessen the impact of the...
  • DGCA to review Kingfisher Airlines operations October 1, 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...
  • Kingfisher Airlines pilots to go on strike again August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai-based pilots of near-bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines have decided to strike work indefinitely from Wednesday over non-payment of salaries. "Mumbai-based pilots have decided to go on a strike from tomorrow (Wednesday) onwards due to management's failure to keep its commitment on March salary payment," a source in the airline said. The...
  • KFA pilots on strike again; 19 flights cancelled August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines faced fresh trouble on Saturday with a section of pilots going on strike demanding immediate payment of salaries for March, resulting in cancellation of 19 flights. "Eight departures from Mumbai and an equal number of flights from other places to the city have been cancelled due to...
  • Section of KFA pilots strike work on salary dues August 18, 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...
  • Air India reinstates nine sacked pilots July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India has reinstated nine sacked pilots and the reconciliation process for the 89 other sacked pilots is underway and is likely to be sympathetically considered. A total of 97 terminated pilots had submitted their appeal to the Air India Reconciliation Committee. The Committee met in New Delhi and...
  • 34 sacked AI pilots show willingness to resume duty July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After the sacking of 101 pilots during the recent 58-day strike, Air India on Friday said it has received representations from 34 of them expressing willingness to join duty. While nine sacked pilots on Thursday sent in representations against termination of their services and stating their willingness to...
  • Delhi HC pulls up Air India over sacked pilots July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India management has been pulled up by the Delhi High Court for being too harsh on the airline's pilots. While hearing a petition on Monday, the High Court asked Air India to seek direction from the Centre and respond on whether the committee set-up to look...
  • Kingfisher says flights resume July 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Debt-crippled Kingfisher Airlines' scheduled flights will operate normally with immediate effect, the company said in a statement late on Saturday. The firm had to cancel its 41 scheduled flights on Saturday, after some staff did not report for work in response to the company failing to pay their salaries. The airline...
  • Don't 'disgrace' KFA: Mallya to striking pilots July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: With its pilots' strike disrupting Kingfisher's flight schedules, the airline's promoter Vijay Mallya on Saturday asked the agitating employees not to talk to the media or "disgrace" the company saying it would affect the recapitalisation efforts. Mallya, however, gave no assurance by when the agitators salary dues would be...
  • KFA cancels 41 flights due to pilots strike July 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Debt-crippled Kingfisher Airlines has cancelled 41 scheduled flights on Saturday, the firm said, after some employees did not report for work in response to the company failing to pay their salaries. The airline, which is under immense pressure from lenders to work out a turnaround plan, said 75 per cent...
  • Mumbai: KFA pilots on strike, 3 flights cancelled July 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Three Kingfisher flights from Mumbai were cancelled on Saturday morning after a section of its pilots did not report for work. The flights that were cancelled were IT4141 to Kandla, IT 181 to Chennai and IT 101 to Bangalore. The Kingfisher management and its pilots have been at loggerheads over the...
  • Air India panel looking into pilots' reinstatement July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India (AI) management has set up a committee to look into reinstatement of pilots, whose services were terminated during the recent strike, on case by case basis, the Delhi High Court was informed on Friday. Submitting a report before Justice Reva Khetrapal, conciliation officer Deputy Chief Labour...
  • Conciliation talks between AI, pilots begin July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Conciliation talks between the Air India management and pilots, who went on a 58-day strike in support of their career progression issues, started on Tuesday. The parleys, which were held before the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, came in the backdrop of Delhi High Court asking both sides to...
  • Section of KFA pilots on strike over salary dues July 10, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A section of pilots of Kingfisher Airlines on Tuesday went on a strike over non-payment of salary and other dues for the past five months, forcing cancellation of five flights. Airline officials said the pilots who did not report to work were those who operate the 70-seater ATR turboprop...
  • Section of Kingfisher pilots go on strike July 10, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A section of pilots of Kingfisher Airlines on Tuesday went on a strike over non-payment of salary and other dues for the past five months, forcing cancellation of five flights. Airline officials said the pilots who did not report to work were those who operate the 70-seater ATR turboprop...
  • Air India pilots back, but no end to crisis July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots have ended their strike, but the airline remains in crisis. After 58 days of strike and flight cancellations, the national carrier made a loss of over Rs 600 crore. The pilots' apology will not undo the damage. Thousands of passengers were disgruntled, many of whom...