Kingfisher Airlines News

Another nail in the coffin for Kingfisher

Another nail in the coffin for Kingfisher

26th Feb 2013 Airline News

Kingfisher Airlines has lost its international and domestic flying rights following a decision by the Indian government. Following the move, rights will be handed to competitors, marking a further decline in the fortunes of the airline.

Kingfisher loses flying permit

Kingfisher loses flying permit

2nd Jan 2013 Airline News

Kingfisher Airlines has taken one more step toward the edge, with the Indian airline losing its flying permit after a deadline to renew its suspended license expired. The debt-ridden carrier has been grounded since October after repeated strikes by employees over unpaid wages.

Kingfisher Airlines confirms Etihad discussions

Kingfisher Airlines confirms Etihad discussions

12th Dec 2012 Airline News

Kingfisher Airlines has confirmed it is in talks with Etihad Airways over potentially taking an equity stake in the troubled India carrier. A number of other investors are believed to be interested in the airline, which is battling for survival.

Kingfisher-owner Mallya threatened with arrest

Kingfisher-owner Mallya threatened with arrest

15th Oct 2012 Airline News

Things have gone from bad-to-worse for Vijay Mallya, owner of the beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines, with a court in India issuing a warrant for his arrest. Mallya has been battling to keep his sprawling business empire afloat in recent months as debts continue to mount.

Kingfisher airline grounds fleet for another week

Kingfisher airline grounds fleet for another week

5th Oct 2012 Airline News

India’s Kingfisher airline has grounded its fleet for an additional week after talks with angry workers about unpaid wages failed. The struggling carrier was forced to suspend flights on October 1st for three days after staff went on strike.

Kingfisher Airlines locks out staff after threats

Kingfisher Airlines locks out staff after threats

3rd Oct 2012 Airline News

Management at the benighted Kingfisher Airlines have taken the decision to partially lock out staff after threats were made against the company. “Acts of criminal intimidation by the same class of recalcitrant employees who have regrettably chosen to take law into their own hands” were blamed for the airline, which has been forced to ground flights.

Kingfisher cuts international departures as debts mount

Kingfisher cuts international departures as debts mount

21st Mar 2012 Airline News

Kingfisher Airlines has confirmed it will suspender overseas routes as it seeks to refinance its operations and stave off bankruptcy. However, the Indian carrier will hold on to its licence and continue to operate domestic departures, it was confirmed earlier.

British Airways suspends code-share with Kingfisher

British Airways suspends code-share with Kingfisher

14th Mar 2012 Airline News

British Airways has suspended its code-share agreement with struggling Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines. This is the latest blow for the troubled carrier, which has been operating a reduced service in recent weeks with a number of cancelled flights.

IATA suspends Kingfisher Airlines

IATA suspends Kingfisher Airlines

8th Mar 2012 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Kingfisher Airlines from the global clearing system for the second time this year after the Indian carrier failed to make payments that were due.

oneworld backs off Kingfisher membership as doubts continue

oneworld backs off Kingfisher membership as doubts continue

6th Feb 2012 Airline News

Airline alliance oneworld has postponed the entry of Indian airline Kingfisher as doubts over its economic viability to continue to plague the carrier. Kingfisher has been expected to join the alliance later this week, but has now been given time to “strengthen its financial position”.

Kingfisher Airlines forced to ground aircraft as costs mount

Kingfisher Airlines forced to ground aircraft as costs mount

20th Dec 2011 Airline News

Kingfisher Airlines has been forced to ground aircraft in its fleet as it continues to battle a severe shortage of cash. A Kingfisher executive told reporters the airline had grounded 15 of its planes as speculation mounted the carrier was unable to meet maintenance and overhaul expenses.