Air India is in talks with Star Alliance members, including America’s United Airlines, about codeshare agreements to expand its global footprint.
“The airline is expanding its global ambitions and wants to provide passengers with a seamless overseas travel experience.” “This is part of upgrading the brand and product,” one of the persons cited above said, adding that conversations with United have been ongoing for some months.
When questioned about talks on a code-share arrangement with Air India, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby stated there is “nothing to announce.” He was addressing on the margins of the International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting in Doha. Kirby didn’t go into detail.
In 2019, the airline signed its most recent partnership with Fiji Airways. Air India and United are both members of Star Alliance, a 26-member global airline alliance that works together to share metal, passengers, and even airport amenities.
Air India is redesigning its back-end ticket reservation system and switching from SITA to Amadeus as a service provider. According to a second source, the changeover is nearly complete, with only the airport leg remaining to be set up. He stated that it will be finished by the end of June or July.
Air India, now owned by the Tata group, is attempting to fix huge flaws in customer service and product experience while also planning fleet enhancements. According to the cited source, the airline intends to order more than 200 narrow and wide-body planes to join its fleet over the next 4-5 years. It is in advanced stages of negotiations to put an order for an Airbus A350 wide-body plane.
In 1995, Campbell wrote on the airline’s legacy and his own memories of travelling aboard a Boeing 747 airliner.
“We should appropriately honour this legacy and these contributions,” he continued, “but we must also keep our eyes squarely on the future.”
“India’s potential is great in a variety of fields, and you are well aware of Tata Group’s long-term stance and performance culture.” “You and I both know that there are areas in any organisation that can be improved,” he said, adding that he will meet with as many employees as possible over the next few weeks.
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