Over Thirty Kingfisher Flights Cancelled - Passengers in a Fix


Over Thirty Kingfisher Flights Cancelled - Passengers in a Fix

Daijiworld Media Network

Mumbai, Nov 10: Kingfisher Airlines, which is facing a financial crunch of serious proportions, scrapped over 30 flights in various sectors across the nation on Wednesday November 9. There are indications of more cancellations in the coming days, the details of which are expected to be given in course of time.

The unexpected bulk cancellation of flights gave rise to a sense of helpless and chaos among the passengers, who had booked tickets for Kingfisher flights, and who got stranded at various airports. Many of them had to pay exorbitant prices to buy tickets from other airlines at the last minute.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) served a notice on the airline over this unprecedented move on the part of Kingfisher Airlines. It has asked the airline to provide reply to the points raised by November 10.

Vijay Mallya, owner of the airline, had met top government officials from different ministries like finance and civil aviation last month, in a bid to explain to them that the airline will go into red further, unless fares are upwardly revised by a considerable extent urgently. It is understood that he had vehemently opposed the government’s initiatives at providing funds to government-owned airline, which works to the disadvantage of private operators. He had sought equal status to all the aviation companies operating in India, it is said.

It may be recalled that recently he had announced a decision to close operations of Kingfisher Red, a low-cost airline, within a few months. Kingfisher has been accumulating losses since it came into being in 2005, and its financial condition is said to be precarious. Its mounting dues to oil companies and airports have given rise to suspension of several flights in the recent past. It is learnt that it could not disburse salaries to its employees for August and September on time.

The sudden cancellation of flights may cost the company dearly, as it is expected to be ordered by DGCA to pay penalty to passengers over and above refunds. The prospects of the revival of the company by steering it into a profitable venture seem bleak. The prices of its shares, which have been nose-diving since the last some months, have crashed to around Rs 22.

  

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  • vishwa, udupi

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    "orage bangara holage golisoppu" ?

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  • Nazeer, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Daaru, cricket aur ladki, in teenon cheezonka gulam banega toh yehin hoga.

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  • R.J.Fernandes., kallianpur/goa/usa

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Mr.T.K.Hamza, in a way you are 100% correct. But what is the use of that solvancy/richness without pubplic respect.?
    Even Yeddy is rich

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  • T.K. Hamza, Kushalnagar

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    EE DESHADA KUDUKARU will not allow Mr. Mallya to become a bankrupt.

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  • sathish, mangalore/bahrain

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Big plans by Mr, mallya so kindly do not coment wrong on kingfisher, a king will remain king always, always good times.

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  • R.J.Fernandes., kallianpur/goa/usa

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    @Walter,Bajpe/usa.
    Beer is consumed for pleasure. When happy or unhappy is secondary.
    Only weaker people drink beer when they are unhappy because they are afraid to face challenging/tough life.
    The point is people like Vijay.M & Sharad Pawar have to stay away from cricket & concentrate on thier specialised fields, i.e. Airlines & Sucking Indians blood respectively.

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  • Walter, Bajpe/USA

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    People drink beer when they are happy and when they are sad, that's why liqor business always profitable. Airline business is good when people have money and the airline has schedules at the right time. In India people have money but Mallya has misfit, off-time schedules,thus people can not actually make use of his flights all the time. That is Mallay's problem. Second profitable pproposition is that King Fisher must be given the rights to fly to Middle East. Middle East routes are cash cows. Air India Express is the only airline of Indian origin having the rights to fly to Middle East. The Indian Government monmopoly policy failing the Kingfisher airline. This is not in the interest of India.

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  • R.J.Fernandes., kallianpur/goa/usa

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    'Cricket', is a game of money, but now i realised that it is even better than airline business.!!
    I am in U.S.& watching a programe on the T.V.(half an hour head-ache)
    "Kingfisher Calender Girl" ion. Ultimately these calenders are displayed in beer bars, brothels, & other cheap joints where no decent people visit.
    What else do you expect.?!!!!

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  • Jafar, RIYAD

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    "THE KING OF BAD TIME"

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  • abdul sattar habibullah, mangalore/ belapu

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    The penny buisness did not enougt to Vijaya Mallya so he pretending another drama to gain the hearts of the passenger but the passengers are very clever when he try to used to beat by his stick. To convert black money earned by penny into white he is acting new game.

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  • Arun D, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    As the adage goes what goes up has to come down. Same can be said about the great indian success story. Pranab mukherjee comes on news channels and talks about growth rate and infaltion rates in decimal rates. The common man doesnt understands.The time is not far before the indian economy also goes the kingfisher way. FASTEN UR SEAT BELTS GUYS, TURBULENCE AHEAD>

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  • RAM, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Liquor seller and Adult calender maker.... Owing a Airlines NOT his capacity or ABILITY...!!!???

    One  more thing Nagesh Nayak, Bangalore, have some ........ Problems...!!!???

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  • shane, dxb/mng

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Dear Nagesh, Well you had mentioned the Italian lead congress is root cause for each and everything happening in India.  You should sit along with opposition party members in the parliament house. Do you know the current scene for crude oil in worldwide market..? for your info. it may hit USD150/Barrel soon, What you are talking about fuel...? In a oil producing country like UAE where a govt. owned petroleum distribution company (ENOC) had to shut their petrol pump doors in Sharjah because they cannot loose anymore for each litre of fuel they sold. Similarly if you talk about LPG in India it costs appr. IRS400/14Ltr bottle, in UAE (Member of OPEC country) it costs AED120/20.8 Litres bottle (1AED=IRS13.50). Myself too dont like the hike in any items I buy but the fact you have to face rather than playing blame game buddy.

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  • santhosh, caribbean

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Fishy, something missing behind the loss, i am sure Malya has some plans.....

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  • Cha, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    @Nagu

    "It is understood that he had vehemently opposed the government’s initiatives at providing funds to government-owned airline, which works to the disadvantage of private operators."

    check this point. U missed it. If government does not do it for these then they will go for strikes. Its not governments responsibility to take care of others business.

    U pseudo will not understand.  anti Indian. .

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    All the indicators are pointing
    towards the disappearance of
    KINGFISHER airlines without much
    delay. The shareholders will be
    crying for their lost money.

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    HIKE IN FUEL PRICES BY ITALIAN LED CONGRESS ARE ROOT CAUSE FOR THE ECONOMIC SLOW DOWN IN INDIA.

    AUTO INDUSTRIES ARE EITHER SLOW DOWN THEIR PRODUCTION & FEW ARE IN THE CLOSURE LINE.

    INDIAN CITIZEN IS NOT ABLE TO FILL THE FUEL @ EXHORBITANT PRICE .

    SALES OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS ARE DRASTICALLY COME DOWN.

    INTEREST RATES HAVE GONE UP & HOUSING SECTOR IS GOING TO DELINE.

    NEED OF THE HOUR IS TO BUY A BULLOCK CART.

    COURTESY : ITALIAN, MMS,YUVARAJA,CHIDU,PRANAB & TEAM.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    This is another one of Vijay Mallya's clever tactical business ploys. He has the money to build a super luxury building, he has the money to finance Formula 1. He conducts a contest just to beautiful girls for his Kingfisher calendar but he has no money for his airlines. Mallya is a business master. Probably by faking loss he hopes the Oil Companies and Banks will give him concessions in terms of write-offs and lowering of airline fuel price and bank interest rates. However his son Siddharth is not perturbed by all this.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    This is another one of Vijay Mallya's clever tactical business ploys. He has the money to build a super luxury building, he has the money to finance Formula 1. He conducts a contest just to beautiful girls for his Kingfisher calendar but he has no money for his airlines. Mallya is a business master. Probably by faking loss he hopes the Oil Companies and Banks will give him concessions in terms of write-offs and lowering of airline fuel price and bank interest rates. However his son Siddarth is not perturbed by all this. He still is romancing Deepika

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  • A. D'Souza, Kodialbail

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    I am a simple layman so I do not know but is not there any written policy by the Government when a thing like this happens ? Cancellation of 30 flights is not a joke after all !!!

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  • Arun D, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    heys guys from gulf countries, please stick around with our trusted airindia express. these corporates are blood suckers. see what happened to the share holders money. mallya dint lose a penny.

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  • Tony Pinto, Manglore - Dubai

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    Who has given Mr. Mallya the Idea to own Airlines , it should be with Cap. Gopinath at least manglorians would have got the opportunity to fly from middle east to BAJPE airport which was a desire , idea for Cap.Gopinath to launch his first international route from Manglore to Dubai which was killed by a manglorian Mr. Mallya himself.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    This is a setback for AIR PASSENGERS and AVIATION INDUSTRY alike.Why these kind of embarrassment happens for Airline like KINGFISHER?Very unfortunate and Center must give some thought to bail out from the financial crunch.The kind of event seems to be strange when we have more AIR PASSENGER flying due to economic prosperity here in India.This trend is also not good signal for India point of view.Mallya need to concentrate more on his Airline rather than wasting his valuable time in IPL Cricket.

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  • Dexter, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    The airline seems to have stooped down to cheating people also. I too tried booking tickets. Upon confirming one booking and going on for another I realised the prices had shot up by AED 350. Once booked, the next minute the prices had come down by AED 350. The airline claims that nothing is wrong with their systems. But I am robbed by Kingfisher.

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Thu, Nov 10 2011

    ..still surprising his dream house project is going to complete... already loss last year more than stg.pnd four million in F1..it's due to only his good friend..subhorth...who has invested 42% stake in F1 and able to recover!!! why want to buy IPL or Gandhiji's belonging if you cannot able to afford!! now-a-days even banks refuse to lend him money!!

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