One full service, low-cost airline after merger: Patel

The Government is to have one full service airline and one low-cost airline to look after passenger needs after the merger of Air India and Indian is firmed up, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, has said.

“Globally airlines have one full service and one low-cost airline. This is the model that we will also follow here,” the Minister said.

At present while Air India Express is the low-cost arm of Air India, Alliance Air, which is the subsidiary of Indian, operates on a cost competitive model.

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