Even though aviation regulator DGCA has asked Kingfisher Airlines to stop selling tickets until concerns are resolved over the airline’s revival plan, the Vijay Mallya-led airline is accepting bookings on its website from 13 October. It has, however, put out a notice on its website that all its flights are subject to regulatory approval.
The airline management had perviously extended the partial lockout till 12 October. The DGCA is still awaiting the airline’s response to a show-cause notice asking why its license should not be cancelled in the wake of financial irregularities including the non payment of salaries to staff members.
Kingfisher Airlines has not paid salaries to its employees for the past seven months, and grounded operations from 1 October, following workers unrest. Ealier, the carrier had decided to take bookings from 5 October, which was deferred to 8 October, and then to 12 October.