The tale of two airlines

The pandemic may have willy-nilly created an opportunity to correct the anomalies of the past

Indrajit Gupta
civil aviation

By next month, the Tata group takeover of Air India is expected to be complete. 
By the summer of 2022, a new airline —Akasa Air—is readying for launch. The airline is floated by aviation industry veteran Vinay Dube, has former IndiGo chief executive officer Aditya Ghosh as an advisor, and is funded by marquee investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
Between them, they represent the two biggest stories in Indian aviation, all set to play out next year.
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

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First Published: Nov 29 2021 | 11:18 PM IST

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