Speaking on the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)'s deadline, the CEOP said, "DGCA has asked Kingfisher Airlines to provide a specific timeline for getting the grounded aircraft back in the air and for its recapitalization efforts. We would like to clarify that DGCA did not have any significant findings or concerns with regard to safety at Kingfisher Airlines and that we have adequate number of pilots and engineers to operate our scheduled services."
Assuring all its customers and travellers about the safety issue, Mr Agarwal also said, "We would like to reassure our valued guests that at Kingfisher Airlines, safety is of paramount importance and that our scheduled flights will continue to operate with utmost safety in full compliance with regulatory requirements and stipulations in this regard."
Earlier on the day, a report submitted by the DGCA said that the airline's safety could be affected. The report also said that the financial status of the airline could affect the safety related issues. A prima facia case could restrict Kingfisher's operations.