Sunday, August 06, 2017

Divestment will open doors to better future for Air India: CMD

New Delhi: Air India's global expansion plans, along with the induction of more aircraft and pilots, would not be hindered by the government's recent decision to divest its stake in the national carrier, the airline's top official has said.

The "painful decision" of divestment would "open doors to a better future for the airline and its employees", Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, told IANS in an interview here.

Lohani said he had been in "constant touch" with employees to allay their apprehensions over the divestment process.

"I have been in touch with employees through WhatsApp, e-mail, and by having one-on-one interactions. I have asked them -- why should we slacken from our end? We should continue to do our best," he said.
"As and when a decision is taken on the divestment we will make sure that employees' genuine interests are put forth to the government," Lohani added.
06/08/17 IANS/Economic Times