New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya on Monday in a letter to junior staff promised to dole out salaries from this week after tax authorities unfroze its bank accounts.

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While junior staff will be paid on April 4, all pilots and engineers will be paid on April 9 and 10.

"All junior staff will be given salary before Easter i.e. on Wednesday 4th April. All pilots and engineers will get remuneration on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday April 10," Mallya said.

The bank accounts of the ailing airline were unfrozen on Sunday after the airline paid a total of Rs 640 million to various tax authorities before March 31.

Currently, he is under pressure from his airline's lenders to inject equity into Kingfisher, which has debt of USD 1.3 billion.