AI sues Kingfisher over Rs 39 crore dues


MUMBAI
Air India has dragged Kingfisher Airlines to Bombay High court over non payment of Rs 39 crore in ground handling charges at Kochi airport. The sum includes Rs 20 crore in principal amount and Rs 19 crore interest and pertains to ground handling contract with erstwhile Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations in October 2012 following an engineers strike. The airline’s operating permit expired in December that year and is facing a barrage of claims and litigations over unpaid dues. Kingfisher did not respond to an email query on the subject.

Last month the Bombay High Court admitted the national carrier’s civil suit. Air India in its suit said it had a ground handling agreement with Air Deccan, which was taken over by Kingfisher, from 2008.  The ground handling agreement  was terminated by Kingfisher in 2011.

Full report here Business Standard 

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