2.4.12

Mallya promises salaries, but KFA staff target his IPL team


Kingfisher chief Vijay Mallya on Monday wrote a letter to the airline's employees promising to resume their salaries this week. "All junior staff will be paid before Easter ie on Wednesday April 4th. All pilots and engineers will be paid on Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th," Mallya

told employees.

Mallya's letter comes after the airline's employees urged players of his IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, to stop playing for him. In a related development, Kingfisher pilots, engineers, cabin crew and ground staff are likely to stage a demonstration outside the the airline's office in Mumbai owing to protest against pending salaries.

Kingfisher's bank accounts were frozen by Indian authorities in February due to the non-payment of taxes and it has since been dropped from a global payments and booking system run by the International Air Transport Association.

The bank accounts the airline, which were frozen by Indian tax officials, were unfrozen on Sunday after the airline paid a total of 640 million rupees ($12.6 million) to various tax authorities before March 31, Mallya said.

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