MUMBAI: The pilots of crisis-hit carrier Kingfisher Airlines have threatened to approach the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) if they did not receive their pending salaries by today. Although, the regulator maintained that the issue is out of its purview.
Since May, the airline has not paid the salary to most of its 4,000 employees. The pilots' threat comes after the management, which had assured the employees that their three months' salary, out of the seven months, will be paid in tranches by Diwali.
The carrier has been grounded since October 1 after its pilots and engineers went on strike demanding payment of dues as the carrier has temporarily lost its flying licence.
However, the airline managed to convince the employees to end their agitation by assuring them that their three-month dues (March to May) will be remitted in three instalments by Diwali. Following the commitment, the agitation was called off on October 24.