One year since Tatas took over Air India, here's how the journey has been

From expanding its reach to bringing in cultural changes, the flight has had its challenges

Air India. Photo: Bloomberg
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Air India. Photo: Bloomberg

Aneesh PhadnisDeepak Patel Mumbai | Delhi
When the Tatas re-boarded Air India on January 27 last year, the price of aviation turbine fuel was at over Rs 80,000 per kilolitre. Rupee was trading at around Rs 74 to a US dollar. The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was in prevalence – barely a week earlier, India had reported over 340,000 cases on a single day. Seven-day home quarantine of international travellers was the norm.

A year later, the Covid-19 pandemic fear has largely dissipated. While jet fuel price and exchange rate has worsened compared to last January, travel demand has made a strong rebound. (Domestic air traffic

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 3:12 PM IST

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