MIAL may slap eviction notice on Kingfisher for not clearing dues
The notice for clearing the dues, served 10 days ago, gave the airliner seven days to make the payment but it has not yet responded, Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), sources told PTI on Monday.
“We have yet to hear from Kingfisher Airlines on our notice. They were given seven days to clear our dues and so far neither they have responded to the notice nor have made any payment,” sources said speaking on condition of anonymity.
They said the airport operator may now slap an eviction notice on the airline and lease out the space to other carriers.
The Vijay Mallya-owned carrier has been grounded since October 1 and its flying license suspended. The airport has two terminals. While national carrier Air India and Kingfisher (before being grounded) operate from Terminal A, the rest including Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir, operate from Terminal B.
With Kingfisher unlikely to take off in the immediate future, the airport is negotiating with other carriers to allocate them the space hitherto occupied by Kingfisher.
“Discussions are going on but we have not taken a final call,” the sources said.
Kingfisher has been grounded since October 1 following a strike by its pilots and engineers over non-payment of salary dues. The strike was called off on October 24 after the
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