Set to take over Air India from the Indian authorities, the Tata Group has taken first step in direction of managing the service by introducing “enhanced meal service” on 4 flights that may function from Mumbai at present (January 27) onwards.
The “enhanced meal service” will likely be supplied on 4 flights — AI864 (Mumbai-Delhi), AI687 (Mumbai-Delhi), AI945 (Mumbai-Abu Dhabi) and AI639 (Mumbai-Bengaluru) — on Thursday, the takeover will happen after Thursday, as per officers.
After a aggressive bidding course of, the federal government had on October 8 final 12 months offered Air India to Talace Non-public Restricted — a subsidiary of the Tata Group’s holding firm — for Rs 18,000 crore.
The officers stated the brand new date from which all Air India flights will fly underneath “Tata Group’s banner or aegis” will likely be instructed to the workers later.
The “enhanced meal service” will likely be served on Mumbai-Newark flight and 5 Mumbai-Delhi flights on Friday, they famous.
The “enhanced meal service” — devised by the Tata Group officers — will likely be expanded to extra flights in a staggered and phased method, the officers added.
Information company IANS on Thursday quoted extremely positioned sources to say that Chairman of Tata Group N. Chandrasekaran was in nationwide capital to satisfy key Central authorities officers earlier than the formal handing over ceremony.
Earlier this week, in a communication to the airways workers, a senior Air India official wrote: “The disinvestment of Air India is now determined to be on January 27, 2022.
“The closing stability sheet as on January 20 must be supplied at present, i.e., January 24, in order that it may be reviewed by Tatas and any modifications might be effected on Wednesday.”
The communication, which was reviewed by IANS, was despatched to the workers by Director of Finance, Vinod Hejmadi.
The communication additional learn: “The following three days will likely be hectic for our division and I request all of you to present your finest in these final three-four days earlier than we get divested. We could should work until late within the night time to finish the duty given to us.”
Final month, the Competitors Fee of India authorized the acquisition of Air India, Air India Categorical and Air India SATS Airport Providers by Talace, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons.
(With inputs from companies)