A large section of Kingfisher Airlines employees, including pilots and engineers, received their salaries on Monday after a delay of nearly four months, airline sources said.

“In fact, we paid the salaries of all employees on April 4 itself. However, due to some back-end problem in one of the banks, a section of employees could not get it then,” they told PTI.

Chairman of the crisis-hit airline Vijay Mallya had assured his employees that their salaries would be disbursed in a staggered manner from April 4 to 10. Besides, the airline has also paid the second instalment of Rs nine crore towards the TDS as per the directives of the tax tribunal, the sources said. The airline has outstanding dues of about Rs 349 crore.

Mr. Mallya is also understood to have informed DGCA about the payments made, as the aviation regulator had expressed concern that delays in salaries would impact Kingfisher’s operations and affect the air travellers.

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