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Striking staff and rising debt push Kingfisher Airlines to the brink

By Salil Panchal  /  AFP, MUMBAI

“Employees reflect the personality of an airline and when morale has been extinguished ... it is akin to operating an airline without a soul,” said a report on Kingfisher from the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation, an aviation consultancy.

The airline, now India’s smallest, has until Saturday next week to respond to the regulator and demonstrate that it is a “safe, efficient and reliable service” or risk being shut down. For employees, too, time and patience is running out.

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