Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Rakesh Gangwal: How two friends built India's most successful airline and then split ways

When Rakesh Gangwal, then working at United Airlines in the US, met Rahul Bhatia whose company InterGlobe Group was its general sales agent in India, they thought of pooling skills that would create a successful Indian airline, an exception in India which had become a graveyard of airlines most of which crashed within five years of operations. IndiGo was Bhatia's dream who had been tracking the Indian aviation industry for long from close quarters. But Bhatia was not willing to take off without Gangwal who was deterred by the challenging Indian aviation market. He agreed after some persuasion by Bhatia and IndiGo started flying in 2006. In less than two decades, the two worked magic and created a unique phenomenon in the Indian skies, the biggest and profitable airline that customers liked.

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