Kingfisher Airlines` licence suspended by DGCA

Kingfisher Airlines' licence suspended by DGCA

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 10:13 hrs
Striking employees stand in front of the Kingfisher Airlines office during a protest march against the company in Mumbai

Kingfisher Airlines licence to operate was suspended on Saturday after the debt-laden carrier failed to satisfy the aviation regulator's concerns about its operations.

Struggling to pay bills, Kingfisher is seven months behind on salary payments, and its fleet has been grounded since the start of the month after a staff protest turned violent.

Its has been suspended until further notice, Arun Mishra, director general of Civil Aviation told Reuters.

The regulator had asked the carrier why its licence to fly should not be cancelled for failing to provide a "safe, efficient and reliable service".

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