Seven Kingfisher planes seized

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 06:50 hrs

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has seized seven Kingfisher Airlines aircraft for non-payment of airport dues, an official source said Tuesday.

MIAL has already served two notices to Kingfisher demanding clearance of dues totalling Rs.53 crore.

"Until the long-pending dues are cleared, we shall not let them fly these aircraft, which are in our control," an official told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

The dues pertain to parking charges, navigation and other services offered by MIAL in the normal course of airlines operations.

KFA has been grounded since Oct 1 due to financial problems. Later that month, its flying licence was also suspended by the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation.

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