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Beyond Air India

The airline's privatisation should just be the beginning

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Business Standard Editorial Comment New Delhi
The government’s proposed sale of Air India has finally, after several abortive attempts, begun to see some forward movement. Several expressions of interest (EoIs) have been reportedly received, including one from the Tata group, which has long had an interest in the airline — which is, after all, a direct descendant of the Tata Airlines that was nationalised after independence. Any sale of Air India to the Tata group would be seriously complicated by Tata Sons’ interest in two other airlines — the low-cost carrier AirAsia, which it runs with a Malaysian partner, and the full-service Vistara, where its partner

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First Published: Dec 17 2020 | 10:22 PM IST

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