Separate cargo arm likely after AI-Indian merger

A separate air cargo entity may emerge after the impending merger of the two national carriers Air India and Indian.

According to Mr D. Kishore, Commercial Manager for Western India, one of the options being considered is creation of a separate subsidiary to handle the cargo operations of the merged entity. Other subsidiaries would also be created to handle operations such as catering, he added.

As far as Air India’s fleet augmentation goes, he said the airline expects delivery of the first of the 68 new Boeing aircraft in March or April (Air India Express has already received its first aircraft) and these wide-bodied aircraft will be used to attract corporate travel business.

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