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How To Walk The Talk

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The government should take stern action against Kingfisher Airlines, rather than ‘summoning' the top brass of the airline and threatening them with dire consequences.

The government's empty threats fail to impress both the airline management and the public at large. If the government does not have the courage to cancel the airline's licence, it should at least stop making these threatening noises.

Mallya has made many commitments about sticking to revised schedules, paying dues and getting more planes up and flying. That he is unable to walk his talk is evident from the fact that he has been forced to suspend international operations. Mallya's employees fail to turn up for work and he is offering a truncated schedule every time he shows up at the DGCA's office.

The final nail in the coffin has been the falling load factor on many Kingfisher flights.

What further evidence do DGCA and civil aviation minister Ajit Singh need?


Soon, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will be produced in China. JLR and Chinese car maker Chery Automobile have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture the luxury car in China.

(This story was published in Businessworld Issue Dated 02-04-2012)