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Kingfisher says making alternative arrangements for booking

March 09, 2012 12:13 IST

KingfisherCrisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines said on Friday it has made alternative arrangements for customers to book their travel on the carrier, in the wake of global airlines' body IATA suspending it from its platforms for non-clearance of dues.

"The airline has made alternate arrangements to ensure that the customers can continue to book their travel on Kingfisher, via select leading travel agents and their network of partners," a Kingfisher spokesperson said in a statement.

Besides, passengers can continue to book and purchase tickets via Kingfisher website and through its ticketing offices across the country and at international locations, as also at its call centres.

"This situation has arisen as a consequence of out bank accounts having been frozen by the tax authorities.

"We are making all possible efforts to remedy this temporary situation," the spokesperson said.

Vijay Mallya-led UB group's aviation entity further said that all its flights will continue to operate normally as per the schedule published on its website.

Kingfisher Airlines had suffered yet another blow on March 7, with IATA suspended it for not clearing its dues.

This was the second time in just over a month that the airline was suspended on the same count from the IATA Clearing House through which airlines and related firms settle accounts for services provided by them to other such companies.

Kingfisher shares were trading 1.2 per cent higher at Rs 21.30 at the NSE at 1040 hours.

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