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Air India mulls working with private ground handlers after flight delays

AIASL serves Air India at all airports except Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram

Air India. Photo: Bloomberg
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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Air India may reduce dependence on its former ground-handling subsidiary, AIASL, as it responds to flight delays and customer complaints. It is exploring other options at airports served by AIASL.

AIASL serves Air India at all airports except Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram. At these five airports, ground handling is done by Air India's joint venture firm AISATS.

Rajesh Dogra, the airline's head of customer experience and ground handling, listed eight issues of concern in a June 29 letter to AI Asset Holding Limited. These include staff shortage, discourteous behaviour with customers, old and dysfunctional equipment, mishandling of baggage

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 11:09 PM IST

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