During the crucial meeting between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Bharat Bhushan and Kingfisher Airlines' CEO Sanjay Aggarwal, the DGCA has asked the airlines not to close its operations in Kolkata as it is the key connectivity in north-eastern part of the nation.
Sources said that the DGCA was unhappy with the company's reply on the flight cancellations. While, DGCA wants a detailed reply from Kingfisher.
It has got time till Wednesday, Feb 22 to submit its flight schedule to DGCA. Bharat Bhushan said that out of 64 aircraft, only 28 were operational.
After the meeting, Bhushan said that "We have a responsibility that the passengers do not suffer, and the safety of the passengers is equally important. We have taken the stock of the situation."
In the meeting, Sanjay said that it will take another week to normalise the situation "Most of the flights cancelled in the last few days will be in action in next four to five days."
Kingfisher has been asked by the DGCA to pay the salaries of the staff. Meanwhile, CEO said that the whole payment will be completed by March.