Private sector airline, Kingfisher Airlines was formed to cancel more than 30 flights as some of its pilots went on a strike due to non-payment of dues since months.
The airline cancelled 12 flights out of Delhi, 18 from Bangalore and 4 from Mumbai and several others across the country. The flights from Delhi to cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Kullu, Jaipur and Shimla as well as those from Bangalore to Chennai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hubli, Goa and Pune were affected.
Some of the senor pilots have indicated that company engineers might also join the strike soon as the management has not delivered on its promises to release salaries for its employees. The pilots have said that they are holding a meeting in Mumbai and Delhi to decide upon their future actions.
The pilots said that they have not been paid their salaries since February after several empty promises about of salaries. They have said that the pilots will decide their future action till Monday evening. Kingfisher Chief Vijay Mallya had warned earlier that any strike by the already few remaining pilots with the airline could threaten the continuity of the company’s flying license.
An airlines spokesperson said, "A certain section of employees have decided to stay away from duties due to salary payments not being credited to the bank accounts of all employees by Friday. Kingfisher wishes to state that more than 75 per cent of employees have actually received their promised salaries on Friday".
The company has promised that the des will be cleared by Monday.
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