Till now Kingfisher airlines used to pay Air India on credit basis for ferrying the passengers who were left in a lurch following the cancellation of Kingfisher flights.
According to the source, Kingfisher airlines could face heavy criticism from public, if it failed to pay back Air India, because, it was the government carrier which ferried a majority of Kingfisher passengers, said a report in the MiD DAY.
"The agreement between us is based on International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines. Earlier, we were accepting vouchers against passengers travelling with us. However, as IATA has put the airline on hold, we have decided to collect the amount in cash and have asked them to book tickets on our code," said an Air India spokesperson.
The same was later confirmed by the Kingfisher Airlines.