Kingfisher Airlines has not operated a single flight since October 1, 2012, due to financial issues. Now however, the airline has got some finance due to a recent deal with UK-based Diageo Plc. The Indian airline company's chief Vijay Mallya hopes to revive its operations during the coming winter.

Sources have mentioned though, that despite the fact that the airline might have revived itself in terms of finances, Kingfisher can only fly next summer, as there are a number of issues which Mallya needs to resolve before the airline can operate again. Close aides of the liquor baron were trying to restart operations from December 18, 2012, as a birthday gift to Mallya. However, the troubles of the airline are mounting everyday.