Kingfisher Clarifies on DGCA License Suspension Order

Mumbai, October 20, 2012—This afternoon we received an order of the Director General of Civil Aviation suspending our scheduled operator’s permit. We would like to clarify that this is not a cancellation but a temporary suspension which is valid only till such time that we submit a concrete and reliable revival plan to the satisfaction of DGCA. While this order is being examined,  we would like to bring to your notice that the actual position has not changed because of this order. We have in any case always maintained that once the issues with the employees are resolved, we will first present our resumption plan to DGCA for review, before resuming operations.

Notwithstanding the order of the DGCA, we had in any case suspended operations and closed forward bookings till November 6, 2012. The management has already earlier communicated to all stakeholders this very position.  We are now immediately suspending all forward bookings till such time we resume operations.

It is our endeavour to re-start operations at the earliest and we assure you we are working towards achieving this.