IATA in talks with Kingfisher on revoking suspensionMarch 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in talks with the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines to revoke its suspension from the apex body for the global airline industry, its head Tony Tyler said Thursday.
Tyler said they were discussing with Kingfisher on the terms on which it can be reinstated in to the system.
The Geneva-based IATA last week suspended the beleaguered private airline from the global carrier-to-carrier account clearing system following non-payment of dues.
“The difficulties of Kingfisher are well known. We had to suspend Kingfisher from the travel agency clearing house. It is necessary to protect the whole system. It is the system we operate on behalf of hundreds of airlines,” Tyler told reporters on the sidelines of India Aviation 2012 here.
He said the suspension of Kingfisher from the clearing house was not unprecedented as the airlines failed to meet the obligations in terms of payment.
He hoped that the debt-ridden airlines would come back to normal by overcoming difficulties.
To a query, he said it was for the Indian government to decide on whether to intervene in the Kingfisher affairs.
Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh Wednesday ruled out the possibility of bailing out the airline.
- IATA suspends Kingfisher from inter-airline transaction system (Third Lead) - Mar 07, 2012
- Travel agents barred from ticketing for Kingfisher (Second Lead) - Mar 07, 2012
- Travel agents barred from ticketing for Kingfisher (Lead) - Mar 07, 2012
- IATA suspends Kingfisher from two more inter-airline transaction systems (Lead) - Mar 09, 2012
- Kingfisher Airlines makes alternate booking arrangements - Mar 09, 2012
- No international operations until transaction suspension revoked: Mallya - Mar 21, 2012
- Returned aircraft on own accord, says Kingfisher - Jun 27, 2012
- Government awaiting DGCA report on Kingfisher: Ajit Singh - Mar 21, 2012
- Kingfisher's firm operating schedule in a few days: Mallya - Mar 15, 2012
- Passengers stranded as 40 Kingfisher flights axed (Second Lead) - Jul 14, 2012
- 'Kingfisher Airlines asked to pay Rs.60 crore service tax' - Apr 04, 2012
- Kingfisher pilots go on strike, five flights cancelled - Jul 10, 2012
- Kingfisher Airlines no longer UB subsidiary - May 10, 2012
- Kingfisher suspends flights to many cities, asks staff to stay home - Mar 27, 2012
- Kingfisher negotiates with striking employees (Lead) - Apr 21, 2012
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