Delhi: The low-cost arm airline of the newly merged Air India is shifting
base from Mumbai to Delhi. Headquarters for the overall airline and cargo operations
would continue to be based out of Mumbai.
to sources, the overall responsibility of the low-cost carrier, Air India Express,
would lie with joint managing director Vishwapati Trivedi, with P P Singh being
appointed its chief operating officer. Both positions would be based in Delhi.
Mumbai headquarters of Air India would handle international and domestic operations
as well as cargo.
special business unit for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) will also be
split in two. Facilities concerning airframes would be based in Mumbai, while
those relating to engines and components would be based in Delhi.