Expressing his helplessness, Mallya, who was once known as the King of Good Times, claimed that the company was handicapped because its bank accounts have been frozen by the income tax authorities. Here it can be recalled that employees of Kingfisher Airlines have not been paid their salaries since last two months.
The Kingfisher chief reportedly informed that he has organized funds to be able to pay overdue salaries, adding that the delay in payments is a "source of great personal sorrow." Mallya's letter, which has been sent on Monday, Feb 27 is believed to have criticised his own critics.
Mallya has blamed the paid media as being responsible for the downfall of Kingfisher Airlines. These comments were made in Mallya's letter to his employees. He said, "I'm trying my best to revive the airlines, employees must have patience."
The letter is believed to have come shortly ahead of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) call on the airline's new flight schedule. Kingfisher had submitted a copy of the revised schedule to the DGCA after last week's massive cancellation of flights causing great distress to flyers. It is now operating only 28 out of 64 flights.