//
you're reading...
Uncategorized

Bad times for Kingfisher, DGCA summons Kingfisher CEO

Sheikh Imran Bashir

Agence India Press

 

New Delhi: Over half of Kingfisher’s senior pilots have reportedly quit the cash strapped airline, which is only operating 16 of its 64 flights at present. The latest update comes even as the airline’s CEO and top officials were summoned by the DGCA to explain the large-scale disruptions in its operations.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has summoned its CEO Sanjay Aggarwal to appear before the aviation regulator on Tuesday.

As Kingfisher on Monday cancelled 30 more flights in Mumbai and Bangalore while it rescheduled two others. Kingfisher operations at the Kolkata airport were also shut till March 3.

The move by the airlines came a day after it cancelled around 30 flights, leaving passengers stranded without any prior information.

Kingfisher has, meanwhile, stopped all flights to Dhaka, Kathmandu and Bangkok. Operations in Colombo are also likely to get affected.

Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday said the government would not give any bailout package to Kingfisher Airlines, which has cancelled a rash of flights over the past four days. He added that the government would not bail out any other private airline either.

“Kingfisher has financial problems and recently the government has seized their bank accounts also. So our first concerns are that the flights which are ongoing passenger safety should not be compromised. DGCA is looking into it” he said.

The airline has admitted to curtailment in its flight schedule, saying such a situation would continue for the next four days. We will operate the full schedule on our booking system within the next four days,” a Kingfisher spokesman had said.

Sources told Agence India Press that, Kingfisher is operating just 16 of the 64 aircraft at present. Half of its senior pilots have quit in the last three months, while other employees haven’t received their salaries for nearly three months.

Passengers were either seen venting haplessly to ground staff or taking this to the social networking platform.

One Ronit Baugh posted on Kingfisher’s Facebook page: “Kingfisher Airlines cancelled my flight twice in one day.

They need to address important things like informing passengers about cancellations.

The lousy customer care takes 51 minutes to answer a stranded passenger’s call and the ground staff at the airport yells back at desperate fliers”. (AIP News)

Copyright © 2011 AIPTV. All rights reserved. http://agenceindiapress.com

Advertisements

About aipworld

Agence India press (A.I.P) is a first multimedia Business news agency from North India (Kashmir). Today it is one of the major news agency in the sector of media committed for providing best services with over 12 bureaus in State and across the India and outside Country. Agence India Press is also working on assignments to do which definitely are helping us to target more and more clients or subscribers, and also chance to cover maximum filed of news, feature and story. We cover almost all major areas of Jammu & Kashmir, and rest part of country interests to viewer including news, entertainment and life styles, health and science, business, sports, Human- interest feature, natural disasters, social, economic and developmental issues. Agence India Press is also working in different sectors like; Book Publishing, Book Distribution, Export Business, Music studio, Orchestra, Music Company and Service providers. Agence India Press takes revolutionary steps as the first Kashmir based international news network, in English, Arabic, Urdu, French, Dutch and Hindi.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: