Further to my earlier mail and
media statement, I am pleased to advise you that the formalities of un-freezing
our bank accounts was completed yesterday following our payment of Rs 44 crores
to the Income Tax and Rs 20 crores to the Service Tax authorities before March
My only focus now is to start
paying your seriously overdue salaries.
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.
For your kind information, we
have 3 Bank holidays this coming week - April 2nd/5th and 6th.
We have managed to keep the
lights on in our days of darkness with adversity from every conceivable
The freeze of our accounts and
consequent IATA suspension, the resultant loss of the BSP booking platform, the
adverse media blitz and the loss of customer confidence are all serious
challenges that we have survived.
All the credit goes to each one
of you who have gone to great personal sacrifice for the best interests of your
Company and your guests.
We need to re-build confidence
and earn the trust from our guests back again. I have been overwhelmed with
emotion to receive several mails from our King Club members expressing continuing
loyalty and wishing that we quickly regain our position as India's single
largest Airline. This will not be possible without your continued efforts,
commitment and goodwill towards your Company.
Any flight disruptions and
guest inconvenience will destroy all our efforts which is exactly what our
competitors want and I suspect the media wants as well so as to satisfy their
breaking news headlines. I appeal to you not to play into their hands.
Starting this week, I am going
to be personally available at each major station for one day a week to listen
to the concerns of all staff at all levels.
Despite all my other
commitments to UB Companies, I am personally passionate about and committed to
Please stand by me and
strengthen my hands.
Let's fly with confidence.
Let's not become fodder for media and competition to feed off. After all, we
have pride and self respect.
I look forward to your
continued commitment for which I am truly grateful.
Member of Parliament, Chairman
and Managing Director,
KINGFISHER AIRLINES LIMITED
Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.
With reference to your mail sent on 1st April , 2012 all the undersigned KFA employees
have come to a point where operations have become unsafe due to stress caused
by our financial constraints.
In the past we have received similar E-mailsassuring us that salary would be
paid on certain date. However, none of the assurances have been met. The
resulted salary payments being overdue for four months has left employees
feeling cheated and deceived resulting in non-believing your latest mail.
Now we appeal you to pay Two months’ salary(Dec‘11 and Jan ’12) on the 3rd
April 2012 latest by2000 Hrs and the balance of our dues to be paid latest by
20th April 2012(Feb’12 & Mar’12).
We are not currently in a mental state to undertake any duties and doing so
would jeopardize the safety of our aircraft and more so ever our valuable
All the employees have stood by you during this crisis and will continue to do
so provided our personal welfare is also given due consideration
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