India's Kingfisher has flying licence suspended
NEW DELHI (AP) - The Indian government on Saturday suspended the license of Kingfisher Airlines, which has been struggling to resume flights following a strike by pilots and engineers who have not been paid for months.
India's Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the decision was made following concerns about the safety of passengers.
"Their planes are not being serviced, their engineers are on strike and they are not even able to give their flight schedule," Mr Singh told reporters.
The licence of the airline has been suspended until it presents a "viable" revival plan, said Mr R.K. Khanna, the deputy director general of civil aviation.