Air India: National Pride to National Shame?

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 31 May 2012, 11:41 Hrs   |    10 Comments
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Bangalore: Air India was the proud national carrier which has been active in the country since many years. But now the condition of the national carrier has become so pathetic that the other airlines have to play the role. Air India is not in position to stand it’s just staggering behind.

It used to operate 185 flights per week which was more than any other foreign carriers and had acquired almost 20 percent share in the total outbound traffic since many years. Air India had been facing a great debt as well as the pilots’ strikes currently. This has amounted for a great loss of about 330 crore.

A senior official from Air India told Economic Times that the loss that they are facing is due to the ticket cancellations, unused labour and bulk of Boeing-777 fleet being grounded. He also added that bookings on the international flights have become stabilized and the price has been reduced for most of the seats so that could help in bookings in the domestic sector as well.

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