Kingfisher did not stick to its recovery plan: DGCA

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Hyderabad, Mar 14: Kingfisher Airlines did not stick to its recovery plan, submitted to the regulator last month, and the situation is a grave concern to the public and the Government, DGCA said on Wednesday.

Reports on the financially hit airline are being submitted on daily basis to the Civil Aviation Ministry as flight cancellations have become regular, Director General of Civil Aviation E K Bharat Bhushan said.

"It a matter of grave concern to all including the regulator. I must say that it is matter of concern. Because, they had given us recovery plan for the airlines last month which they have not maintained," Bhushan told reporters on the sidelines of Aviation India-2012.

"The situation cannot go on like this. Yesterday, they flew 98 flights. As I said, the situation cannot go on like this. It is causing lot of distress to the lot of travelling public which is matter of concern for us," he added. Replying to query on the possible action against the airline, Bhushan said authorities are assessing the situation and act when the situation demands.

"I cannot speculate (on action against Kingfisher) at this point of time. It involves lot of passengers. It involves lot of employees. We will meet the situation as and when it happens," he said. The airline which is reeling under Rs 7,000 crore debt, has been struggling to stay afloat as many flights had to be cancelled to manage high operating costs.


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