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Air India Giving India A Bad Name  
User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

According to the article below..

Air Inida needs to improve alot (I agree).

"The airline (Air India) was presented the prestigious award at the glittering 17th annual travel awards ceremony by TTG Asia Media in Pattaya," the article proudly proclaimed, without explaining what TTG stands for.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6125940.stm

They also mention a merger of Air India, but does not say with who..anyone knows?


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User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting Blasphemystic (Thread starter):
They also mention a merger of Air India, but does not say with who..anyone knows?

They are merging with the other govt. controlled airline-Indian (IC).

I would fly AI if it offered service from IAD.



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Quoting Blasphemystic (Thread starter):

"The airline (Air India) was presented the prestigious award at the glittering 17th annual travel awards ceremony by TTG Asia Media in Pattaya," the article proudly proclaimed, without explaining what TTG stands for.

TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Asia is the leading travel trade magazine in the Asian region and is pretty well reputed. It has a circulation of nearly 17,000 copies among industry professionals in the region.

Cheers


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

I agree with the author of the article, privatization is not enough; a wholesale change in corporate culture is needed.


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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 3):
I agree with the author of the article, privatization is not enough; a wholesale change in corporate culture is needed.

For that to happen the airline will have to be privatised. I don't see that happening in too much of a hurry at the moment. SO AI-IC will still have to blunder on with government bureaucrats running the show.
Cheers


User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Sadly not too much happens in a hurry in India.

However, when the merger & privatization is done and the new Air India is unencumbered by the GoI it will again take it's place among the premier carriers of the world. The first steps toward that goal will be the induction of the brand new 777s.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 5):
Sadly not too much happens in a hurry in India.

That may be true for anything which depends on a government decision or initiative...but I wouldn't make a blanket statement like that about India....the Indian private sector is one of the most competitive in todays world..... smile 


User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 6):
That may be true for anything which depends on a government decision or initiative...but I wouldn't make a blanket statement like that about India....

I was indeed referring to the speed at which the GoI operates.  Wink


Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

I agree with the general premise of this article that Air India doesn't reflect how things are happening in India. I love my country... I just wish I could share that sentiment with our national carrier. I refuse to fly AI even if they're the cheapest. Besides the food, everything else is a turn-off.


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User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Quoting Jammin (Reply 8):
I refuse to fly AI even if they're the cheapest. Besides the food, everything else is a turn-off.

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17824 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 3):
privatization is not enough; a wholesale change in corporate culture is needed.

Hopefully competition with other upstart Indian carriers will spur that type of change. The danger, of course, is that change will result in some "creative destruction" that the government may try to "protect" AI/IC from, causing more problems. What really needs changing is the disastrous airport infrastructure.



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 10):
Hopefully competition with other upstart Indian carriers will spur that type of change. The danger, of course, is that change will result in some "creative destruction" that the government may try to "protect" AI/IC from, causing more problems.

Well either AI-IC will adjust to the new competition or they will soon fade out.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 10):
What really needs changing is the disastrous airport infrastructure.

They are taking some steps to address that especially with privatisation and expansion of the existing major airports and building new ones in BOM, DEL, BLR, HYD etc. Most of these are expected to come on stream in 07-09.

Cheers


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