3 senior executives quit Kingfisher
Three more senior executives of Kingfisher Airlines, including its chief information officer, have quit the grounded carrier even as a section of its pilots are set to revive their agitation over non-payment of salaries.india Updated: Jun 02, 2013 21:35 IST
Three more senior executives of Kingfisher Airlines, including chief information officer Saurav Sinha, flight operations head Capt Ronald Nagar and cabin crew head Ajit Bagchi, have quit the grounded carrier even as a section of its pilots are set to revive their agitation over non-payment of salaries.
Their resignations come close on the heels of KFA’s executive vice-president Hitesh Patel and ground handling chief Murali Ramachandran reportedly parting ways with the Vijay Mallya-led airline, sources said on Sunday.
The private carrier, which has not paid its employees since August last year, has been grounded since October. Its air operations permit or the flying licence lapsed on December 31 last year, although it can be renewed within two years.
Last month, Kingfisher Airlines had submitted a fresh revival plan to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, seeking permission to resume operations. But it has not yet been accepted.
“Besides these executives, a few pilots and engineers have also quit the carrier in the last one month as they did not see any hope of its revival,” sources said.
Meanwhile, KFA’s Mumbai-based pilots plans to revive their agitation over non-payment of salary and are likely to hold a meeting on Monday to chalk out their action plan, sources said.