Flights taking off as pilots resume duty: Kingfisher

Kingfisher Airlines today said it has been able to operate morning flights from Delhi despite yet another strike by a section of the staff, including pilots and cabin crew, over non-payment of salaries.

According to the airline, at least five flights were operated from Delhi this morning as some of the striking pilots had come back to work.

The pilots and staff are agitating as they have not been paid for around seven months now. On Wednesday, the airline had to cancel 30 flights around the country. Kingfisher normally operates about 100 flights a day.

While Kingfisher's promoter liquor baron Vijay Mallya keeps saying plaintively that he is always open to talks and the pilots should not resort to extreme measures, he has avoided committing himself on when they will be paid.