11-Nov-2011

Yella OK, Airline Yaake?

As a consequence of Thursday’s flight cancellations, including 40 from Bangalore, hundreds of passengers were left in the lurch. There was chaos in several airports all over the country as Kingfisher passengers were told of their flights’ cancellation on reaching the airport. With their fares not refunded, the passengers had to book tickets with other airlines at exhorbitant rates to reach their destinations. 
He had to take out Deccan too.  All for this?
There were also reports that the airline, which has been struggling to stay afloat for long, had defaulted in payments to international aircraft lessors and some of them have sought to impound the planes. However, the airline has denied such a move. 
Kingfisher has suffered a loss of Rs 1,027 crore in 2010-11 and has a debt of around Rs 7,050 crore. 
His pilots are having fun. Those that left at least.  Training pilots with a planeload of people:
On September 18, a KFA flight from Delhi made a rough landing in Bangalore giving a jolt to the passengers late evening.  
And its (Airbus 8321) Captain, Salaluddin had announced: “Sorry for the harsh landing ladies and gentlemen, I was training my under-officer (Gaurav), he will get the hang of it soon.”
I hope for the sake of the passengers that he does.  

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