1. Most Indians dont expect a hot meal in plane. Indigo's concept of no free meals has been well received. They want reliable and high frequency connections
There is a large market for Low Cost. And there is a smaller, but still large market for Full Service Carriers. You cant say with certainty that one is more successful than the other. Remember what I said earlier about Kingfisher? In the 5 years between 2005 and 2010, they were THE model to emulate. Now it is Indigo.
There is a saying in the part of India that I come from - begins with "Everyone salutes the rising sun" and ends with my User name! Cant post the full saying here, but google it!
2Unlike you and I, I suspect Modi/Shah duo know more about what needs to get them elected, for 2019 it was Ujala for 2024 it will be "Har Ghar Jal". If only they had to focus on this, or populism, they could have slashed petrol prices rather than letting it sit high. This government has taken fiscal responsibility seriously in many fronts.
This forum is to discuss Aviation and specifically the Air India sale. The proper place for political opinion and showing your faith in Dear Leader is the Non Aviation forum. Please respect the rules of this site. Thank you.
3. Not everything is about cronyism.
Until it is. All the so called reforms have been about Cronyism. And I am just talking about Aviation reforms here. Not Jal or Gas Kreeda!
4. Tata companies are publicly listed and analyzed by many funds, I suspect those things would have come in open. Yes, they rely on Tata sons as their funding mechanism, that will not change in the near future. However in their other sectors, they are run professionally and I suspect, if some of that comes to Air India, they would recoup their money.
Tata Sons had debt of 48000 crores in 2019 (when i last checked) and Debt to EBIDTA ratio of 7? Are those good figures? The gross debt of all companies in Tata group was upwards of 2.5 LAKH CRORES! And rising! Are those good figures? Professionally run company indeed! All the numbers show that Tata Group havent been able to pare down their skyrocketing debt and yet you say "they will recoup their investment"? Again, this is driven by your "faith" or facts?
Lastly, your sarcasm on my opinion that my faith was misplaced, was uncalled for. If you cannot state facts without injecting your bias, please stop commenting.
Instead of facts, all you have laid out in your posts on this thread is "My dear Leader will do it". This in a discussion on how the Govt has miserably failed on all counts to bring in reform and all we have seen in Aviation reforms is cronyism. All your responses dont counter this with fact but with Reassertions of Faith. So my comment on the "Faithful" was entirely in line.
And again - Please restrict Political Opinions to the Non-Aviation Forum. Lets keep this clean!