Friday, June 09, 2006

Air-India, Indian to merge soon, says AI MD

Thiruvananthapuram: Chairman and Managing Director of Air-India V. Thulasidas has said that Air-India and Indian (formerly Indian Airlines) will soon be merged and made a single airline.
He has said that Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel has set a one-year timeframe for completing the proposed merger.
Mr. Thulasidas was inaugurating the renovated Air-India booking office in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
He said that after the merger, the new airline would become the largest one in Asia. Consultants for the purpose would be appointed soon. Even after the merger, the new airline would continue to operate budget services such as Air India Express.
09/06/06 The Hindu
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