A section of pilots of the near-bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines went on strike on Sunday to protest against non-payment of salaries for the past five months, forcing the airline to cancel four of its flights from Mumbai.
Following the strike, the airline management has deployed executive pilots to carry out truncated operations, sources in the airline said.
An airlines spokesperson confirmed this development, but did not provide any other details.
A meeting of all employees, including pilots, engineers and cabin crew, has been convened in Mumbai on Monday morning to chalk out further course of action, he said.
Some of Kingfisher pilots and engineers had gone on strike in May, but returned to work after the management assured them of remitting the salaries. The assurance had come along with some tough talk by Mr Mallya.
The cash-strapped airline has neither been able to pay salaries since February nor has it managed to pay its dues to oil companies and airports. It has also defaulted on payment of service tax and TDS to the government.