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Govt sets deadline to Kingfisher to come out with revised flight schedule

  • The government has given an ultimatum of 24 Hours to the private airlines Kingfisher to come out with a revised schedule of flights to avoid any hardship to passengers. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Bharat Bhusan said the airline has been asked to ensure passengers difficulties are minimised.
  • Kingfisher Airline's CEO Sanjay Aggarwal also briefed the aviation regulator, about their plans to end the large-scale disruptions of flights and their financial troubles. Concerned over the sudden cancellations and passenger inconvenience, DGCA had summoned the airline's CEO and top officials to appear before them to explain the large-scale disruptions in the operations and the reasons.
  • Earlier, Civil Aviation minister Mr. Ajit Singh ruled out any bail out package for the private airline.
  • While 13 flights were cancelled from Mumbai, 8 were cancelled from Kolkata and four from Delhi leaving many passengers stranded. The major air route of Mumbai-Delhi was the worst-hit with maximum cancellations and clubbing of flights. The carrier had yesterday cancelled 30 flights including those to Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu and Dhaka, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at various airports across the country.
  • The Airlines faced fresh problems yesterday with 34 pilots quitting and a large number of staff being put on notice


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