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(From The Times of India)
Byline: Byas Anand
NEW DELHI: Vijay Mallya's start-up carrier Kingfisher Airlines seems to be heading for some rough weather. According to senior government officials, the low-cost operator runs the risk of being forced to temporarily curtail or even ground some of its flights as partner IA has not been able to operate the private carrier's portion of flights on social routes and smaller cities for September and October.
Kingfisher had inked a Rs 120-crore deal with IA to buy, among other things, the surplus kilometres that the state-owned carrier operates in social sectors (called Category 2 and 2A in aviation parlance). …