The chief executive of India's cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has met pilots and urged them not to strike over a delay in paying salaries, the airline said on Sunday."Sanjay Aggarwal met a group of pilots and appealed to them not to stay away from flying duties which would potentially affect the operating schedule," Kingfisher spokesman Prakash Mirpuri said in a statement.Kingfisher did not say how many pilots had threatened to stop work.At least 60 pilots have already left the airline to work with rivals, the Press Trust of India agency has previously reported.
The chief of India's debt-laden Kingfisher Airlines met Thursday with striking pilots to end a row over unpaid wages that has meant the cancellation of scores of flights, an official said.Vijay Mallya, who also runs a global liquor empire, is "in a close-door meeting with the pilots", a company official told AFP, asking not to be named.The official did not disclose details of the meeting, held in the capital New Delhi, or the number of pilots involved in the strike.
India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines cancelled more than three dozen flights on Saturday when frustrated pilots and other workers walked off the job to protest about long-overdue pay."Kingfisher Airlines regrets to announce certain flights across its network are cancelled" after employees went on strike, said the firm, which is under pressure from lenders to come up with a turnaround plan to avert bankruptcy.
India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines cancelled more than three dozen flights on Saturday when frustrated pilots and other employees walked off the job to protest about long-overdue pay.The strike brought stiff words from Kingfisher owner Vijay Mallya who told workers "damaging the future of Kingfisher in the public eyes is not going to produce cash" to pay wages and keep the airline aloft.
A top Kingfisher Airlines official says thousands of pilots, engineers and other employees have ended their weeks-old strike following an agreement over payment of salaries overdue for the past seven months.