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It's no surprise workers started abandoning the struggling airline even before it stopped paying employees, but they've also created a surplus of talent in an unstable market with no promise of new jobs.

Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines Ltd is seeing an exodus of people with at least 3,500 employees having resigned in the last one year, also reflected in falling employee costs in the April-June quarter.

The headcount is down to 4,200 from 7,700 a year ago, according to two executives of the Vijay Mallya-promoted airline. Both spoke on condition of anonymity.

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