NEW DELHI: On Thursday, Air India will be officially turned over to Tata Group after a 69-year journey. Tata's Chairman N Chandrasekaran is in Delhi to witness the formal transfer.
"Today, in the afternoon, Air India officially hands over to the Tata Group. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Tata Group, will attend the official handover ceremony at the ministries "According to a top government official. The Tata Group will make a public announcement about the official handover process today.
Maharaja is the official mascot of Air India, which operates both domestically and internationally. "Air India operates over 100 destinations including 57 domestic operations encompassing 33 countries on four continents around the world," according to available statistics in 2020.
According to aviation analysts, Air India's strength is that it has a large number of new aircraft in its fleet from both Airbus and Boeing. Air India has a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance and flies 172 wide and narrow body aircraft, including domestic flights, under the Air India Express brand.