An Air India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai. Photo: EPA
An Air India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai. Photo: EPA
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Air India’s sale is a boost for PM Narendra Modi, but can Tata turn around the airline?

  • The carrier has been losing US$1 billion a year, and is reliant on taxpayers to stay aloft. Its sale to salt-to-software group Tata is a boost for New Delhi
  • But now begins the hard work of reviving an airline – started by J.R.D. Tata before being nationalised – that was once a model for Singapore and Malaysia

An Air India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai. Photo: EPA
An Air India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai. Photo: EPA
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