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February 22nd, 2012
Kingfisher airlines cancelled 20 flights today

Kingfisher Airlines cancelled about 20 flights today even as the DGCA was set to brief the Civil Aviation Minister on the ailing carrier’s plans to restore its services.

The airline is expected to submit a fresh flight schedule to the DGCA which had asked it to come up with a “realistic” schedule which can be operated by 28 out of its 64 aircraft.

DGCA chief EK Bharat Bhushan would meet Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today to brief him about the discussions he had with the Kingfisher top brass yesterday and the airline’s plan to restore its schedule over the next few days.

Among the flights cancelled this morning were 14 from Mumbai and two from Delhi.

Reports said the airlines was partially restoring its operations from Kolkata especially flights from there to the Northeast. All operations from Kolkata were shut down from Friday night.

The DGCA chief had yesterday said that the airlines will have to file a new schedule instead of a truncated one in the next 24 hours.