Friday, September 01, 2017

New CMD Rajiv Bansal vows to turn around debt-laden Air India

Debt-laden national flag carrier Air India will continue to add new routes and expand fleet, its newly appointed chairman and managing director Rajiv Bansal said on Monday.

Bansal made the comments in his first formal communication with the employees after he was given interim charge as CMD last week, after former CMD Ashwini Lohani was made chairman of the Railway Board.

Bansal also sought employees’ cooperation to turn around the ailing national carrier.

”I have full faith in your capabilities and experience and am sure that we will work as a team and do everything to further strengthen the profitability of the company,” he said.

”We have introduced new flights to international destinations and will continue to launch new routes in the days to come. Along with extending our network, we will be inducting new aircraft to augment our fleet with state of the art aircraft like the Dreamliners and A320 Neos,” Bansal conveyed in a letter to staff. Bansal also referred to the 10th anniversary of the merger of Indian Airlines, said, ”exactly 10 years ago, a new resurgent Air India was born”.
31/09/17 Helen Clark/Gears of Biz