A section of pilots of the near-bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines went on strike on Sunday to protest against non-payment of salaries for the past five months, forcing the airline to cancel its ATR-operated flights. However, no flights were affected in Mumbai.
Following the strike, the airline management has deployed executive pilots to carry out truncated operations, sources in the airline said.
An airlines spokesperson confirmed this development, but did not provide any other details.
“More than 200 pilots, including captains, are on strike as the airline has once again failed to pay salaries to the staff. The employees had a meeting with the airline chairman Vijay Mallya on the issue, but after he failed to commit anything on the salary payment, the pilots decided to stop work,” an airline official told PTI in here tonight.
A meeting of employees, including pilots and cabin crew, has been convened in Mumbai tomorrow morning to chalk out their furter course of action.