How CEO Vinod Kannan led Vistara with zero layoffs, minimal pay cuts

Vistara is not the same airline it was when Kannan was deputed to India in 2019. It now has a 50-plus fleet - up from 32 just three years ago

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Arindam Majumder
There must be a restaurant that Vinod Kannan likes. Maybe so. But lunch with the chief executive officer (CEO) of Vistara will be a Vistara lunch. I don’t complain as the airline is known for its in-flight culinary experience.

I am at TajSATS flight kitchen near Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The 24x7 kitchen serves over 40 airlines, and from Day 1 has been preparing Vistara’s in-flight food. Kannan and other Vistara C-suite executives are a regular here for meal-tasting as the airline changes its menu regularly to give its frequent flyers a different experience.

Vistara is not the same

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 7:15 PM IST

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