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Kingfisher cancels 13 flights from Bangalore

Bangalore(PTI): Passengers of Kingfisher Airlines from here were put to hardship as the cash-strapped airlines today cancelled at least 13 flights from Bangalore International Airport (BIA) for about four days.

“At least 13 flights departing from BIA to various cities have been cancelled,” airport sources said.

Flights to Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Mangalore, Hubli, Vijayawada and Coimbatore had been cancelled, they said.

Kingfisher Airlines had yesterday said it was a planned move to curtail operations over the next four days.

“Admittedly there have been flight disruptions since yesterday which will continue for four days due to unexpected events including bird strikes which rendered aircraft out of service,” a Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson said.

Airport sources also said the stranded passengers at BIA were accommodated in other airlines flights and some others were informed about cancellations beforehand.

Most of the agitated passengers who gathered at the Kingfisher Airlines’ counter at the airport complained that they were not informed earlier about the cancellations expressed unhappiness over the wait for long hours at the airport.

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