Kingfisher Airlines is faced with yet another problem from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), even after most of its employees reported to work after striking a deal the airline's management.
DGCA suspended the flying license to the Kingfisher on Saturday after the aviation regulator found its response to their queries as unsatisfactory.
Kingfisher can't re-start its business till DGCA gives a go-ahead signal, which Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said will not be easy.
"How can I tell you what they would present to DGCA only they would know what he will present. They have to satisfy the DGCA that they have a viable operation plan. They have just paid salaries but there are many dues on Kingfisher be it tax or any other thing," CNN IBN quoted Singh as saying.
Kingfisher Airline CEO Sanjay Aggarwal is expected to meet DGCA officials on Friday to chart out plans to resume flight operations.
Kingfisher flights were completely grounded since Oct 1, following a strike by the airline's engineers and pilots over non-payment of their salaries since March this year.
The management of the airlines finally broke the impasse on Thursday after several failed talks with the striking employees, agreeing to pay salaries for the month of March within 24 hours and for the month of April by the end of October.
The Vijay Mallya-owned carrier is encumbered with a loan amount of ₹70 billion in 17 banks and has most of its bank accounts frozen, causing disruptions in flight schedules. The total debt load reportedly stands at $1.4 billion.
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