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India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines loses licence

Published on Jan 1, 2013 1:40 PM
 
In this photograph taken on Oct 20, 2012, an Indian customer service representative stands inside the closed window of a Kingfisher Airlines booking counter at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Kingfisher Airlines has lost its permit to fly after a deadline to renew its suspended licence expired, the national aviation regulator said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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