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Strike cancels Kingfisher flights

04 July 2012 09:06

The flights were due to take off from Mumbai

The flights were due to take off from Mumbai

Four flights due to take off from Mumbai were cancelled after a number of Kingfisher pilots walked out strike over a pay dispute, according to reports.

Airport sources claimed flights from Mumbai to Chennai, Mangalore and Khajuraho were all grounded after an estimated 200 pilots took part in industrial action.

Reports revealed the Kingfisher officials launched the strike action in a row over reportedly unpaid wages.

The disruption could lead to passengers lodging claims with their travel insurance brokers after being left stranded at the Indian airport.

"We had an hour-long meeting with the management over the non-payment of salaries, which have not been paid since February. But the management did not offer any commitment as to when they intend to pay us. So, we have decided to continue with our agitation," Captain Yatin Pandit and representatives of other employees told reporters after their meeting at the airline's office in the city.

Another round of talks is expected on Thursday, airlines sources said.

Kingfisher was unavailable to comment on the strikes.