Cabinet gives green signal to AI-IA merger

The Union Cabinet has given the final nod on the mega-merger of the two national carriers, Air India and Indian. The merger would turn the new entity into a large airline, with a combined fleet of about 120 aircraft and a staff strength of 30,000, capable of taking global competition head-on. The public sector character of the merged airline would continue.

By 2010-11, when all the new aircraft ordered by the two carriers are inducted into the fleet, the merged entity’s employee-aircraft ratio would come down to about 200:1, comparable with any major global airline. While Air India has ordered 68 Boeing planes, Indian has finalised the acquisition of 43 Airbus aircraft.

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3 Responses to “Cabinet gives green signal to AI-IA merger”

  1. julfan Says:

    nice to hear that your airliner will merge.

  2. unnikuttan Says:

    Great news about the consolidation of the airlines industry in india. we all know that competition in private sector is tremendous.

  3. ламинат Says:

    5zThank’s.2t I compleatly agree with last post. hgj
    паркет и ламинат 4z

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