New Delhi, March 21: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will not lift its suspension on Kingfisher Airlines until it pays its dues. The ailing carrier had sent a delegation to Geneva to negotiate with the international body.
According to Kingfisher sources, IATA officials have said the Vijay Mallya-owned carrier will be considered for a review only after it pays its dues. The IATA had suspended Kingfisher from its clearing house, billing and settlement plan and cargo accounts settlement system two weeks back.
The IATA is firm on its decision and will not revoke it till the time dues are paid. In the present situation, we will have to suspend all international flights by March 25, a senior Kingfisher official said.
Mallya today met civil aviation minister Ajit Singh to apprise him of the airlines problems. The meeting came a day after he submitted a curtailed summer schedule of about 100 daily flights with 20 aircraft to the director-general of civil aviation, starting from March 25.