to whom it owes close to Rs. 300 crore.
Meanwhile, Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya met finance minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday.
The regulator and the aviation ministry had made it clear to the airline when it had submitted its first revival plan in December last year that it needs to get NoCs from all stakeholders before its request to restart operations would be considered, said sources.
"The airline needs to obtain statements from creditors, including banks, airport operators and employees that they do not object to resumption of flights," aviation minister Ajit Singh had said on January 22. Singh had said that settlement of AAI's dues was "non-negotiable".
AAI chairman VP Aggarwal told HT that his organisation hadn't received any communication from Kingfisher at all. Aggarwal made it clear that Kingfisher would have to clear its dues first before AAI gave its consent. Kingfisher wants AAI to allow them to fly on cash-and-carry basis, said sources.
Kingfisher did not offer comments for the story.