Kingfisher pilots threaten not to fly from tonight
"The management had said that it would start giving January salaries from May 9 onwards. However, it has backtracked on its commitment," Kingfisher sources told PTI here.
According to sources, Kingfisher Airline Chairman Vijay Mallya had "assured" the staff in his May 5 communication to them of remitting their January salaries from Wednesday onwards.
In an indication of a showdown with the management, a section of the Delhi-based pilots of the cash-strapped airline today reported sick, while their Mumbai counterparts decided not to fly from tonight, the sources said. The Kingfisher spokesperson was not available for comment.