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Six months with the Tatas: How has Air India fared?

Whether it’s market share or on-time performance, Air India has been languishing close to the bottom of the monthly charts. The airline’s priority seems to plugging losses first.

July 27, 2022 / 09:43 AM IST
Air India flight. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Air India flight. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation released the Preliminary Information Memorandum for the privatisation of Air India. That was also the day when the first Covid-19 case was found in India.

Within weeks, the World Health Organization had declared Covid a pandemic, and the world came to a gruelling halt. The world over, airlines were being bailed out and some were on the brink.

But in India, what seemed impossible in the past was being achieved. The Tata Group, which won the bid for Air India, took over the airline from the government on January 27, 2022, two years after the memorandum was released.

Here’s where the airline stands now, six months after the Tatas took over.