EconomyGhar Wapsi : After 69 years, Tata's Air India, Tata Sons chairman...

Ghar Wapsi : After 69 years, Tata’s Air India, Tata Sons chairman met PM Modi before handover

Tata will take over Air India today: 

The Tata Group assumed full control of Air India. Air India returned home after 69 years. Air India introduced its first ‘advanced meal service’ on Thursday in four flights departing from Mumbai. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the handover.

Tata Group has been given complete command of Air India. With this, the process of disinvestment of Air India was completed, meaning the airline returned to its home country after 69 years. The process of disinvesting from Air India was thus completed. DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kant Pandey said the government has transferred its entire stake in Air India to Tata Sons’ subsidiary Tales Pvt Ltd. Tata Group will now own Air India.

N. Chandrasekaran meets with PM Narendra Modi:

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the official handover. After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chandrasekaran went straight to the Air India office in New Delhi. Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said that the process had been completed on this occasion. We are happy that Air India is returning. Our goal now is to make this airline a world-class carrier. Significantly, the government sold Air India to Tales Pvt Ltd for Rs 18000 crore on October 8 after going through a competitive process. The company belongs to the holding company of the Tata Group.

Time management will be a priority:

Earlier on Thursday, Air India introduced ‘advanced meal service’ on four flights operating from Mumbai. The airline clarified that ‘advanced meal service’ was provided on four flights AI864 (Mumbai-Delhi), AI687 (Mumbai-Delhi), AI945 (Mumbai-Abu Dhabi) and AI639 (Mumbai-Bengaluru). Additionally, the Tata group sent a letter to cabin crew members informing them of the new services. According to a report, the Tata group will be the first to remove the latent stain of Air India only after taking over the command. Tata group will start by ensuring that Air India flights are operated on time.

The next seven days are very important:

We will change our perception, attitude, and image over the next seven days, as we sent mail to our cabin crew members. Tata’s Sandeep Verma and Megha Singhania describe Cabin Crew members as ‘important brand ambassadors’ who play a vital role in building brand awareness and image. They will greet the passengers, address the guests, and serve them. According to him, the crew will be dressed in smart clothing. The grooming aides will supervise the crew as well.

Air India took the first flight in 1932:

Air India was founded in 1932. The company was founded by industrialist JRD Tata. At that time, the airline was known as Tata Airlines. Moreover, let us remind you that the airline’s first commercial flight took place on 15 October 1932. The only single-engine airplane was the ‘Heavyland Puss Moth,’ which went to Mumbai via Ahmedabad and Karachi. At that time, there were no passengers on the plane, but 25 kg of letters were kept.

 

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