Pilots of all Air India flights scheduled tomorrow will make a special announcement that Air India has officially become a part of the Tata Group, again.
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
All Air India flights operating on January 28 will have a special welcome announcement that Air India has officially become a part of the Tata group again, after seven decades. A circular has been issued to all pilots on Thursday in this regard after the formal handover process was concluded in the afternoon.
“Dear Guests, This is your Captain (Name) speaking… Welcome aboard this historic flight, which marks a special event. Today, Air India officially becomes a part of the Tata Group again, after seven decades. We look forward to serving you on this and every Air India flight with renewed commitment and passion. Welcome to the future of Air India! We hope you enjoy the journey. Thank You,” the circular said.
Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said Tata Group is committed to making Air India a world-class airline.
For the smooth functioning of the airline, Tata Group will get loans from a consortium of banks, led by the State Bank of India. All large lenders, including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, and Union Bank of India, are part of the consortium, reports said. Existing lenders who do not wish to participate in the refinancing of debt to Tatas will get their money repaid through the refinanced amount.
Reports said the maximum emphasis the Tatas will now give to the performance of the airline. There are several other changes that will be brought in including a recorded message of Ratan Tata on board in all Air India aircraft.
Tatas are also planning to change the seating arrangements and the dress code of the cabin crew. After the disinvestment, Talace Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Tata Group’s holding company Tata Sons, has become the new owner.