Will meet Ravi to discuss Kingfisher issue: PM

November 12th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that he will meet Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi to discuss ways to help Kingfisher Airlines.

“A private airline has to be managed efficiently, but if there are difficulties we have to find ways and means to help them,” the prime minister told reporters while returning from the SAARC summit in the Maldives.

“I have not applied my mind. I will talk to Vayalar Ravi and we will find ways to help the airline,” Manmohan Singh said.

The prime minister’s assurance came as the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines continued to cancel flights, while struggling with a pilot exodus and huge debts, whiel Ravi denied the government was going to bail out the private carrier on the pattern of Air India.

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