India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines loses licence
Published on Jan 1, 2013 1:40 PM
MUMBAI (AFP) - India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines has lost its permit to fly after a deadline to renew its suspended licence expired, the national aviation regulator said on Tuesday.
The news is a fresh blow for the debt-laden carrier whose operations have been grounded since October after employees went on strike over unpaid wages.
"Kingfisher's flying permit has lapsed," Directorate-General of Civil Aviation chief Arun Mishra told AFP.
"They failed to provide additional details on the funding of operations," Mr Mishra added, referring to Kingfisher's revival plan submitted to the DGCA last month.
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