On Day 1 of Tata-owned Air India flight, flyers greeted by special announcement of pilot…Watch VIDEO
The age-old conglomerate Tata Group took over Air India and promised to turn the loss-making carrier.
New Delhi: Again a historic moment was recorded in India after Air India officially became a part of its founder Tata Group after 69 years of its nationalisation. The central govt gave up 100% stakes of the airline’s service to Tata. The flyers on the day experienced special and unique treatment with pilots making the special announcement from the cockpit.
The video of this special moment which took place on Air India flight 665 (Delhi-Mumbai) is going all around the internet. The announcement was made bilingual, both in Hindi and English. The announcement stated, “Good Morning… 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 same announcement was heard in every Air India flight, operating on Friday.
Watch the video here:
“This is your captain speaking. Welcoming you to this historic flight when #AirIndia has become part of the #TataGroup after 7 decades” #aviation pic.twitter.com/4dxaI8jVtr
— Arindam Majumder (@ari_maj) January 28, 2022
The age-old conglomerate Tata Group took over Air India and promised to turn the loss-making carrier. For Tatas, Air India will be their third airline in hand. It already operates Vistara in collaboration with Singapore Airlines and AirAsia India in partnership with AirAsia Group.
The Air India strategic disinvestment transaction has been completed with the government receiving Rs 2,700 crore from Talace Pvt Ltd, an owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, the finance ministry said in a statement.
A total of Rs 15,300 crore of debt was taken over by Tatas in Air India and Air India Express Ltd. Besides, the remaining Rs 46,262 crore loan plus an outstanding of about Rs 15,000 crore towards unpaid fuel bills were paid by the government.