Planes to remain grounded until Oct 20, says Kingfisher

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 15:10 hrs

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Debt-laden Kingfisher Airlines will keep its flights grounded until October 20, the carrier, owned by billionaire Vijay Mallya, said on Friday.

Kingfisher, once India's second-biggest airline, grounded its flights since the start of the month after an employee protest turned violent.

Last week, India's aviation regulator sent a "show-cause" notice to Kingfisher asking why its licence to fly should not be cancelled after failing to provide a "safe, efficient and reliable service."

(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; editing by Malini Menon)

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