Lenders to Kingfisher Airlines said they are yet to hear from the grounded airline even as the deadline set by the bankers to bring in fresh equity of one billion dollars ended on Friday.

However, a banker sounded optimistic about a meeting between the lenders’ consortium and the airline “in the next fortnight”.

“We have not heard from the airline yet and I expect some meeting between the consortium and the airline to happen in the next fortnight,” Shyamal Acharya, deputy managing director in charge of mid corporate group at State Bank of India, the lead banker, told .

Photo Credit: A Kingfisher A320 flight readies for departure from Chennai Airport. Ashok Prabhakaran / Flickr.com