The staff of Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines
were on Saturday left shocked and dimayed after news came in that the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had suspended the carrier's operating licence
"It is sad and shocking. We now expect the management to sort out issues with DGCA and get the suspension revoked," a senior employee of the company, who did not wish to be identified, told IANS
Despite repeated attempts, top Kingfisher officials in Mumbai remained unavailable for comments on the developments in New Delhi.
The airlines had on Friday extended its partial lockout till October 23
The senior staff member added that talks with the Kingfisher management were on and expressed hope that "something positive" would emerge from the salary negotiations.
"We only wanted our salaries, not the closure of the airlines
, which is our source of livelihood," the staffer said.