INDIA: Air India restructures, replaces MD

The Indian government has suggested sharp cutbacks in routes, changes in aircraft deployment and flight timings to reduce losses in National Aviation Company of India Ltd (Nacil) – the state-owned company that runs Air India. Apart from several domestic routes, operations on routes like London and Southeast Asia also need to be restructured, it said […]


The Indian government has suggested sharp cutbacks in routes, changes in aircraft deployment and flight timings to reduce losses in National Aviation Company of India Ltd (Nacil) – the state-owned company that runs Air India. Apart from several domestic routes, operations on routes like London and Southeast Asia also need to be restructured, it said adding that it will make Frankfurt its operational hub. Nacil also announced that Ministry of Civil Aviation Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser Bharat Bhushan will serve as interim chairman and MD replacing Raghu Menon. No reason was given for the government’s decision to replace Menon, according to press reports from India.